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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Given to or characterized by giving oneself up to brooding.

Usage examples (33)
  • People who talked about total abstinence as a sour and mopish thing, should have spent an evening at
  • I regretted that, for she had become a habit, but she was peevish on the journey and too tired and mopish at night to be much fun.
  • 'His generosity was for a motive, his avarice was for a motive; one time he was mopish, and nobody was to speak to him; another, he was for being jocular with everybody ....
  • He is very loath to do this; both his pride and the traditions of his race stimulate him to run it out, and win by fair superiority of wind and speed; and only a wound or a... for more
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