Definition of moody :
1. Hence: Out of humor; peevish; angry; fretful; also, abstracted and pensive; sad; gloomy; melancholy.
2. showing a brooding ill humor; " a dark scowl"; " the proverbially dour New England Puritan"; " a glum, hopeless shrug"; " he sat in moody silence"; " a morose and unsociable manner"; " a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius"- Bruce Bliven; " a sour temper"; " a sullen crowd"
3. Subject to varying moods, especially to states of mind which are unamiable or depressed.
persistent, off, dark-skinned, low-spirited, tragic, threatening, forbidding, temperamental, off-key, terrible, squeamish, ill-natured, drear, unhappy, benighted, heavy, Helen Wills, coloured, rancid, heartbreaking, false, saturnine, hypersensitive, tenacious, dismal, prim, upsetting, emotional, helen newington wills, non-white, sorry, pertinacious, thin-skinned, sensitive, black, fragile, painful, prudish, unyielding, turned, happy, dingy, dwight lyman moody, lowering, obscure, dogged, drab, touchy, feelings, defensive, Helen Wills Moody, erratic, depressing, sinister
dejected (part of speech: adjective)
contemplative, discouraged, disconsolate, grim, dejected, anxious, downhearted, woeful, heartbroken, gloomy, lachrymose, sullen, despondent, dreary, depressed, disheartened, overcome, glum, mournful, despairing, miserable, anguished, joyless, morose, plaintive, wistful, sad, blue, melancholy, pensive, dispirited, dolorous
sullen (part of speech: adjective)
contrary, dour, dissociable, long-faced, crabby, broody, grouchy, unsociable, malevolent, hostile, moping, unfriendly, dark, grumpy, cross, fretful, sour, irascible, scowling, cynical, obstinate, beetle-browed, mean, petulant, surly, ungenial, uncooperative, cantankerous, noncooperative, sulky, frowning, glowering
- Something seemed to weigh upon her spirits: she was often moody and thoughtful. - "Alice, or The Mysteries, Book II", Edward Bulwer Lytton.
- He stood for a few minutes looking at his old nurse, with a dark moody face. - "Charlotte's Inheritance", M. E. Braddon.
- Give up the moody brooding. - "Ulysses", James Joyce.