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mope

 (mōp)
intr.v. moped, mop·ing, mopes
1. To think gloomily and persistently about something; be dejected. See Synonyms at brood.
2. To move in a listless or aimless manner, especially from being sad or depressed: moped about the house all summer.
n.
1. A person given to gloomy or dejected moods.
2. mopes Low spirits; the blues. Often used with the.

[Origin unknown.]

mop′er n.
mop′ish, mop′ey adj.
mop′ish·ly adv.

mope

(məʊp)
vb (intr)
1. to be gloomy or apathetic: there's no time to mope.
2. to move or act in an aimless way: he moped around the flat.
n
a gloomy person
[C16: perhaps from obsolete mope fool and related to mop2]
ˈmoper n
ˈmopy adj

mope

(moʊp)

v. moped, mop•ing,
n. v.i.
1. to be sunk in dejection or apathy; sulk; brood.
v.t.
2. to pass in a dejected or apathetic way (usu. fol. by away): to mope away one's vacation.
n.
3. a person who mopes or is given to moping.
4. mopes, depressed spirits; blues.
[1560–70; of uncertain orig.]
mop′er, n.
mop′ing•ly, adv.

mope


Past participle: moped
Gerund: moping

Imperative
mope
mope
Present
I mope
you mope
he/she/it mopes
we mope
you mope
they mope
Preterite
I moped
you moped
he/she/it moped
we moped
you moped
they moped
Present Continuous
I am moping
you are moping
he/she/it is moping
we are moping
you are moping
they are moping
Present Perfect
I have moped
you have moped
he/she/it has moped
we have moped
you have moped
they have moped
Past Continuous
I was moping
you were moping
he/she/it was moping
we were moping
you were moping
they were moping
Past Perfect
I had moped
you had moped
he/she/it had moped
we had moped
you had moped
they had moped
Future
I will mope
you will mope
he/she/it will mope
we will mope
you will mope
they will mope
Future Perfect
I will have moped
you will have moped
he/she/it will have moped
we will have moped
you will have moped
they will have moped
Future Continuous
I will be moping
you will be moping
he/she/it will be moping
we will be moping
you will be moping
they will be moping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been moping
you have been moping
he/she/it has been moping
we have been moping
you have been moping
they have been moping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been moping
you will have been moping
he/she/it will have been moping
we will have been moping
you will have been moping
they will have been moping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been moping
you had been moping
he/she/it had been moping
we had been moping
you had been moping
they had been moping
Conditional
I would mope
you would mope
he/she/it would mope
we would mope
you would mope
they would mope
Past Conditional
I would have moped
you would have moped
he/she/it would have moped
we would have moped
you would have moped
they would have moped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mope - someone who wastes timemope - someone who wastes time    
do-nothing, idler, layabout, loafer, bum - person who does no work; "a lazy bum"
Verb1.mope - move around slowly and aimlessly
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
2.mope - be apathetic, gloomy, or dazed
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"

mope

verb brood, moon, pine, hang around, idle, fret, pout, languish, waste time, sulk, be gloomy, eat your heart out, be apathetic, be dejected, be down in the mouth (informal), have a long face, wear a long face, go about like a half-shut knife (informal) Get on with life; don't sit back and mope.

mope

verb
1. To focus the attention on something moodily and at length:
Informal: stew.
2. To be sullenly aloof or withdrawn, as in silent resentment or protest:
noun
Translations
يَسْتَسْلِم للحُزْن، يَشْعُر بالكآبَه
apatickýbýt sklíčený
hænge med hovedet
búslakodik
vera niîurdreginn/hnugginn
būti prislėgtam
būt grūtsirdīgam
byť apatický
bunalmak

mope

[məʊp] VIquedar abatido
to mope for sbestar triste por la pérdida de algn
mope about mope around VI + ADVandar con cara mustia

mope

[ˈməʊp] vibroyer du noir, se morfondre
mope about
mope around
vt fus [+ place]
He moped around the office for a while, feeling bored → Il a traîné son ennui au bureau pendant un moment.

mope

viTrübsal blasen (inf)

mope

[məʊp] viessere depresso/a or avvilito/a
mope about mope around vi + advtrascinarsi or aggirarsi con aria avvilita

mope

(məup) verb
to be depressed and mournful.
References in classic literature ?
Thus mournfully communing with himself, Tom moped along the lane past Pudd'nhead Wilson's house, and still on and on between fences enclosing vacant country on each hand till he neared the haunted house, then he came moping back again, with many sighs and heavy with trouble.
[I have seen that remark before somewhere.] The pier was crowded with carriages and men; passengers were arriving and hurrying on board; the vessel's decks were encumbered with trunks and valises; groups of excursionists, arrayed in unattractive traveling costumes, were moping about in a drizzling rain and looking as droopy and woebegone as so many molting chickens.
She has abandoned her Tuesdays at home, has thrown over all her acquaintances, and goes tramping about by herself, moping in the street-cars, getting in after dark.