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mope (v.)

1560s, "to move and act unconsciously;" 1580s, "to be listless and apathetic," the sound of the word perhaps somehow suggestive of low feelings (compare mop (v.) "make a wry mouth" (1560s); Low German mopen "to sulk," Dutch moppen "to grumble, to grouse," Danish maabe, dialectal Swedish mopa "to mope"). Related: Moped; moping; mopey; mopish.

updated on February 21, 2019

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Definitions of mope from WordNet
1
mope (v.)
move around slowly and aimlessly;
Synonyms: mope around
mope (v.)
be apathetic, gloomy, or dazed;
Synonyms: moon around / moon about
2
mope (n.)
someone who wastes time;
Synonyms: dallier / dillydallier / dilly-dallier / lounger
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