Mood vs Spleen - What's the difference?

mood | spleen |


As nouns the difference between mood and spleen

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 spleen is (anatomy|immunology) in vertebrates, including humans, a ductless vascular gland, located in the left upper abdomen near the stomach, which destroys old red blood cells, removes debris from the bloodstream, acts as a reservoir of blood, and produces lymphocytes.

As a verb spleen is

(obsolete|transitive) to dislike.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

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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    spleen

    English

    (wikipedia spleen)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (anatomy, immunology) In vertebrates, including humans, a ductless vascular gland, located in the left upper abdomen near the stomach, which destroys old red blood cells, removes debris from the bloodstream, acts as a reservoir of blood, and produces lymphocytes.
  • A bad mood; spitefulness.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • In noble minds some dregs remain, / Not yet purged off, of spleen and sour disdain.
  • (obsolete, rare) A sudden motion or action; a fit; a freak; a whim.
  • * Shakespeare
  • A thousand spleens bear her a thousand ways.
  • (obsolete) Melancholy; hypochondriacal affections.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • Bodies changed to various forms by spleen .
  • * Wordsworth
  • There is a luxury in self-dispraise: / And inward self-disparagement affords / To meditative spleen a grateful feast.
  • A fit of immoderate laughter or merriment.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Thy silly thought enforces my spleen .

    Synonyms

    * milt

    Derived terms

    * spleenful * spleenless * spleenlike * spleeny * splenectomy * splenetic * splenic * vent one's spleen

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To dislike.
  • (Bishop Hacket)
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