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Adjective: brooding  broo-ding
  1. Deeply or seriously thoughtful
    "Byron lives on not only in his poetry, but also in his creation of the 'Byronic hero' - the persona of a brooding melancholy young man";
    - broody, contemplative, meditative, musing, pensive, pondering, reflective, ruminative
Noun: brooding  broo-ding
  1. Sitting on eggs so as to hatch them by the warmth of the body
    - incubation
  2. Persistent morbid meditation on a problem
    - pensiveness
Verb: brood  brood
  1. Think moodily or anxiously about something
    - dwell
  2. Hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing
    "The terrible vision brooded over her all day long";
    - hover, loom, bulk large
  3. Be in a huff and display one's displeasure
    "She is brooding because she didn't get what she wanted";
    - sulk, pout
  4. Be in a huff; be silent or sullen
    - grizzle [informal], stew [informal]
  5. Sit on (eggs)
    "Birds brood";
    - hatch, cover, incubate

Derived forms: broodings

See also: thoughtful

Type of: birth, birthing, care, giving birth, hang, melancholy, multiply, parturition, procreate, reproduce, worry

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