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be in no mood for (something)

To be annoyed and unwilling to do or tolerate something. Please calm down—I'm in no mood for silliness today.
See also: mood, no

be in the mood for (something)

1. To be interested in something I don't know why, but I'm really in the mood for ice cream today.
2. To want to do something. Dad's just not in the mood to go out to dinner tonight.
See also: mood

*in a bad mood

sad; depressed; grouchy; with low spirits. (*Typically: be ~; get ~; put someone ~.) He's in a bad mood. He may yell at you. Please try to cheer me up. I'm in a bad mood.
See also: bad, mood

in no mood to do something

not feeling like doing something; not wishing to do something. I'm in no mood to cook dinner tonight. Mother is in no mood to put up with our arguing.
See also: mood, no

in the mood (for something)

 and in the mood (to do something)
having the proper state of mind for a particular situation or for doing something. I'm not in the mood to see a movie tonight. Are you in the mood for pizza?
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in a bad mood

In an irritable or depressed state of mind. For example, Dad's in a bad mood, so don't ask for anything right now. The antonym, in a good mood, refers to a cheerful, well-disposed state of mind, as in When the boss is in a good mood our whole day goes well. The phrase in a mood, meaning "disposed" or "inclined," dates from about a.d. 1000. Also see in the mood.
See also: bad, mood

in the mood

Disposed or inclined toward something, as in I'm in the mood for a good long walk. This phrase is also put in the negative, I'm not in the mood to argue. [Late 1500s]
See also: mood

be in the mood for something/for doing something

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be in the mood to do something

have a strong desire to do something; feel like doing something: I’m in the mood for going out and having a good time.She said she wasn’t in the mood to dance.
See also: mood, something

be in no mood for something/for doing something

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be in no mood to do something

not want to do something; not feel like doing something: I’m in no mood for jokes — just tell me the truth.
See also: mood, no, something
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