- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)II(Roget's IV) n.1. [A state of mind]Syn. frame of mind, state, condition, temper, humor, temperament, spirits, disposition, inclination, caprice, whim, fancy, vein, spirit, feeling, climate, pleasure, vagary, crotchet, freak, wish, deSire, attitude, mind-set, bent, propensity, tendency; see also attitude 2 .2. [Grammatical mode]Syn. aspect, inflection, mode.Moods in English grammar include: indicative, subjunctive, imperative, interrogative, conditional, potential. Syn.- mood is the broadest of these terms referring to a temporary state of mind and emphasizes the constraining or pervading quality of the feeling [ she's in a merry mood] ; humor emphasizes the variability or capriciousness of the mood [ he wept and laughed as his humor moved him ] ; temper , in this comParison, applies to a mood characterized by a single, strong emotion, esp. that of anger [ my, you're in a nasty temper!] ; vein suggests a transient mood, often one manifested in speech, writing, action, etc. [ if I may speak in a serious vein for a moment ]III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.state of mind, frame of mind, spirit, temper, humor, vein, mind, disposition, caprice. see anger, anxiety, depression, fear, happiness, sadnessIV(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. A temporary state of mind or feeling: frame of mind, humor, spirit (used in plural), temper, vein. See FEELINGS. 2. A general impression produced by a predominant quality or characteristic: air, ambiance, atmosphere, aura, feel, feeling, smell, tone. See BE. 1. A prevailing quality, as of thought, behavior, or attitude: climate, spirit, temper, tone. See ATTITUDE.
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