Mood vs Cheer - What's the difference?

mood | cheer |

As nouns the difference between mood and cheer

is that 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 while cheer is (obsolete) the face.

As a verb cheer is

to gladden; to make cheerful; often with up .

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Etymology 1

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


(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.
    * (mental or emotional state) composure, humor/humour, spirits, temperament * (bad mood) huff (informal), pet, temper * (disposition to do something) frame of mind
    * (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


    (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.
    * mode * grammatical mood
    * See also
    Derived terms
    * indicative mood * conjunctive mood = subjunctive mood * imperative mood * conditional mood
    See also
    * aspect * tense


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  • (obsolete) The face.
  • *:
  • *:And soo on the morne they were alle accorded that they shold departe eueryche from other / And on the morne they departed with wepynge chere / and euery kny?t took the way that hym lyked best
  • *, I.50:
  • *:Heraclitus taking pitie and compassion of the very same condition of ours, was continually seene with a sad, mournfull, and heavie cheere , and with teares trickling downe his blubbered eyes.
  • (obsolete) One's expression or countenance.
  • *1596 , (Edmund Spenser), (The Faerie Queene) , V.7:
  • *:‘thorough evill rest of this last night, / Or ill apayd or much dismayd ye be; / That by your change of cheare is easie for to see.’
  • (archaic) One's attitude, mood.
  • *1526 , (William Tyndale), trans. Bible , (w) VI:
  • *:And anon he talked with them, and sayde unto them: be of good chere , it is I, be not afrayed.
  • *Holinshed
  • *:The parentsfled away with heavy cheer .
  • (uncountable) A cheerful attitude; gaiety; mirth.
  • *(William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • *:I have not that alacrity of spirit, / Nor cheer of mind, that I was wont to have.
  • That which promotes good spirits or cheerfulness; provisions prepared for a feast; entertainment.
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  • A cry expressing joy, approval or support such as "hurray".
  • :
  • * (1809-1892)
  • *:Welcome her, thundering cheer of the street.
  • A chant made in support of a team at a sports event.
  • Synonyms

    * See also


  • To gladden; to make cheerful; often with up .
  • We were cheered by the offer of a cup of tea.
  • To infuse life, courage, animation, or hope, into; to inspirit; to solace or comfort.
  • * Dryden
  • The proud he tamed, the penitent he cheered .
  • (ambitransitive) To applaud or encourage with cheers or shouts.
  • The crowd cheered in support of the athletes.
    The crowd cheered the athletes.

    Derived terms

    * cheerful * cheer on * cheers * cheer up * cheery * in good cheer * wotcher