mope

Part of speech: adverb

MOPINGLY.

Part of speech: verb

To make dull.

Part of speech: verb

To be dull and melancholy.

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Usage examples "mope":

  1. Be not cruel, be not tender; Grant me twilight hope; Neither would I die of splendor, Nor in darkness mope. - "Weighed and Wanting", George MacDonald.
  2. They know something is wrong, but they can't see what it is, and they mope about, and don't know what to try next. - "Pixie O'Shaughnessy", Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey.
  3. It was a token of the real strength and fine properties of her mental nature, that the girl did not, in any true sense, mope. - "A Red Wallflower", Susan Warner.