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May be distinguished in terms of mind, spirit, courage, attitude--usually inflected. Emotional state or outlook at a particular moment--response to experience at a particular time - the disposition, temper, humor, inclination in dealing with experience. . . .

C  O  N  S  I  D  E  R  A  T  I  O  N  S
Grammatical categories to indicate attitude - usually inflected

Indicative, subjunctive, optative, and imperative moods [language]

Consider influence of mode




Emotional Response



C O N S I D E R :

mind, spirit, courage, attitude--usually inflected

emotional state at a particular moment

emotional outlook at a particular moment

response to experience at a particular time




inclination in dealing with experience. . . .

Attitude such as may be related to:

certainty or uncertainty

wish or command

emphasis or hesitancy

R  E  F  E  R  E  N  C  E  S 
Mood [ME; OE mõd mind, spirit, courage; c. G. Mut. Goth mõths courage, Icel mõthr anger] 1. a person's emotional state or outlook at a particular moment. 2. a person's disposition in dealing with others at a particular moment. 3. an emotional response or attitude toward something seen, heard, or otherwise experienced. 4. Moods, fits of emotions, esp. of sullenness or gloom. -Syn. temper, humor, disposition, inclination.

2 Mood 1. Gram. a set of categories for a verb, used chiefly to indicate the attitude of a speaker toward what he is saying, as certainty or uncertainty, wish or command, emphasis or hesitancy, and usually inflected or involving the use of auxilliary words, as can, may, might: the Latin indicative mood. 2. Logic. any of the various forms of valid syllogisms. Also called mode. [special use of mood by influence of mode]

[Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House, 1968.]

Mood, mode; indicative, subjunctive, imperative; conditional, potential, obligative, permissive. Roget's International Thesaurus, Third Edition. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 1962.]



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