Mental vs Mood - What's the difference?

mental | mood |


As nouns the difference between mental and mood

is that mental is (zoology) a plate or scale covering the mentum or chin of a fish or reptile while mood is a mental or emotional state, composure or mood can be (grammar) a verb form that depends on how its containing clause relates to the speaker’s or writer’s wish, intent, or assertion about reality.

As a adjective mental

is of or relating to the mind or an intellectual process.

mental

English

(wikipedia mental)

Adjective

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  • Of or relating to the mind or an intellectual process.
  • *
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  • Insane, mad, crazy.
  • :
  • Enjoyable; fun.
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  • (lb) Of or relating to the chin or median part of the lower jaw, genial.
  • :
  • (lb) Of or relating to the chin-like or lip-like structure.
  • Synonyms

    * genial (in the sense referring to the chin) * genian (in the sense referring to the chin)

    Derived terms

    * extramental * intermental * intramental * mentalese * mentalist * mentality * mentally * mental age * mental block * mental disease * mental home * mental patient

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (zoology) A plate or scale covering the mentum or chin of a fish or reptile.
  • Anagrams

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    mood

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) mood, mode, mod, from (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A mental or emotional state, composure.
  • I'm in a sad mood since I dumped my lover.
  • A sullen mental state; a bad mood.
  • He's in a mood with me today.
  • A disposition to do something.
  • I'm not in the mood for running today.
  • (senseid) A prevalent atmosphere or feeling.
  • A good politician senses the mood of the crowd.
    Usage notes
    * Adjectives often used with "mood": good, bad.
    Synonyms
    * (mental or emotional state) composure, humor/humour, spirits, temperament * (bad mood) huff (informal), pet, temper * (disposition to do something) frame of mind
    Antonyms
    * (bad mood) good humour, good mood, good spirits
    Derived terms
    * in the mood * mood music * mood swing * moody
    See also
    * ambiance, ambience * atmosphere *Gemuetlichkeit

    Etymology 2

    Alteration of mode

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (grammar) A verb form that depends on how its containing clause relates to the speaker’s or writer’s wish, intent, or assertion about reality.
  • The most common mood in English is the indicative.
    Synonyms
    * mode * grammatical mood
    Hyponyms
    * See also
    Derived terms
    * indicative mood * conjunctive mood = subjunctive mood * imperative mood * conditional mood
    See also
    * aspect * tense

    Anagrams

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