cheerful, cheery, good, happy, jovial, pleasant

She was not in the best of moods.

bullish (BrE), buoyant, confident (esp. BrE), jubilant (esp. BrE), optimistic, positive, upbeat

She was in an upbeat mood about the future of the company.

bad, black, foul, rotten, sour, terrible
negative, pessimistic
dark, depressed, gloomy, melancholy, sad, sombre/somber
bitchy (informal), grumpy, irritable
contemplative, introspective, pensive, reflective, serious, sober, thoughtful
expansive, talkative
mellow, relaxed

I can't keep up with his constantly changing moods.

defiant (esp. BrE)

The workers were in defiant mood as they entered the tribunal.

funny (esp. BrE), strange, weird

He's in a funny mood today—who knows how he'll react?

celebratory, festive

It was Christmas and everyone was in a festive mood.

national, popular, public

a president who can gauge the popular mood

general, overall

The overall mood was optimistic.

current, prevailing

the prevailing mood in the country at the time

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
match, reflect, suit

Choose clothes to match your mood.

The weather seemed to reflect his dark mood.

capture, catch

a movie that has captured the mood of the moment

read, sense

Nicky seemed able to read her mood.

He could sense her gloomy mood.

establish, set

The right music sets the mood for such a great moment.

break, kill, ruin, spoil

His comments pretty much killed the mood for the rest of the show.

dampen, darken

Not wanting to dampen her good mood, I quickly changed the subject.

boost, brighten, elevate, enhance, improve, lift, lighten

It immediately brightened her mood and brought a smile to her face.


Serotonin is a brain chemical which regulates mood.

change, shift
become … , grow … , turn … 

The crowd's mood abruptly turned violent.

brighten, improve, lift, lighten

His mood lifted as he concentrated on his driving.

change, swing

After the accident he suffered violent mood swings.


the challenge of coping with negative mood states

disorder, disturbance

Mood disorders can disrupt relationships.

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.

when the mood strikes you

She could be a very funny girl when the mood struck her.

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