Mood vs Stress - What's the difference?
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Mood is a related term of stress.
As an adjective mood
As a noun stress is
stress (emotional pressure
From (etyl) mood, mode, mod, from (etyl) .
A mental or emotional state, composure.
A sullen mental state; a bad mood.
- I'm in a sad mood since I dumped my lover.
A disposition to do something.
- He's in a mood with me today.
(senseid) A prevalent atmosphere or feeling.
- I'm not in the mood for running today.
- A good politician senses the mood of the crowd.
* 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
* in the mood
* mood music
* mood swing
* ambiance, ambience
Alteration of mode
(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.
* grammatical mood
* See also
* indicative mood
* conjunctive mood = subjunctive mood
* imperative mood
* conditional mood
(countable, physics) The internal distribution of force per unit area (pressure) within a body reacting to applied forces which causes strain or deformation and is typically symbolised by
(countable, physics) externally applied to a body which cause internal stress within the body.
(uncountable) Emotional pressure suffered by a human being or other animal.
(uncountable, phonetics) The emphasis placed on a syllable of a word.
- Go easy on him, he's been under a lot of stress lately.
(uncountable) Emphasis placed on words in speaking.
(uncountable) Emphasis placed on a particular point in an argument or discussion (whether spoken or written).
- Some people put the stress on the first syllable of “controversy”; others put it on the second.
(Scotland, legal) distress; the act of distraining; also, the thing distrained.
* (phonetics) accent, emphasis
* (on words in speaking) emphasis
* (on a point) emphasis
To apply force to (a body or structure) causing strain.
To apply emotional pressure to (a person or animal).
(informal) To suffer stress; to worry or be agitated.
To emphasise (a syllable of a word).
To emphasise (words in speaking).
To emphasise (a point) in an argument or discussion.
- “Emphasis” is stressed on the first syllable, but “emphatic” is stressed on the second.
- I must stress that this information is given in strict confidence.
* (phonetics) emphasise/emphasize
* (on words in speaking) emphasise/emphasize
* (on a point) emphasise/emphasize, underline
* stress out