What is the difference between Moped and Mopey?

The difference between moped and mopey

is that “moped” is simple past tense and past participle of mope and “mopey” is given to moping; in a depressed condition, low in spirits; lackadaisical.

moped

mopey

Verb

  • simple past tense and past participle of mope

Adjective

  • Melancholic, dejected.

Exemple

  • it so far troubles them, that they become quite moped many times, and so disheartened, dejected, they dare not come abroad […].

Adjective

  • Given to moping; in a depressed condition, low in spirits; lackadaisical.

Examples

  • [T]hat is partly owing . . . to young Alexis having been desultory and mopy of late—not taking the interest in his music he did.
  • He got mopy and melancholy, and couldn’t or wouldn’t work.
  • In the 1980s, liberals nursed the fear that we really might be dwelling in an irrelevant cul-de-sac outside of the majority American culture. That kept us sullen and mopey.