ADJ. amiable, cheerful, good, happy, jolly, jovial She was not in the best of moods. | exultant, jubilant | bullish, buoyant, confident, optimistic She was in a bullish mood about the future of the company. | bad, black, filthy, foul, rotten, terrible | pessimistic | gloomy, melancholy, sombre | contemplative, introspective, pensive, reflective, serious, sober, thoughtful | expansive, talkative | mellow, relaxed | restless | changeable, changing I can't keep up with his constantly changing moods. | defiant The sacked workers were in defiant mood as they entered the tribunal. | generous | funny, strange He's in a funny mood today?who knows how he'll react? | playful | festive It was Christmas and everyone was in festive mood. | national, popular, public a prime minister who can gauge the popular mood
VERB + MOOD be in Don't talk to Miranda today?she's in a terrible mood! | get sb in, put sb in The music helped to put them in a more relaxed mood. | create, evoke | affect | match, reflect, suit Choose colours to match your mood. The weather seemed to reflect his sombre mood. | capture a film that has captured the mood of the moment | gauge
MOOD + VERB change | darken | improve, lift, lighten His mood lifted as he concentrated on his driving.
MOOD + NOUN swing After the accident he suffered violent mood swings.
PHRASES be in no mood for sth I tried to make him laugh, but he was in no mood for jokes. | a change of mood Instantly he felt her change of mood.