broody


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brood·y

 (bro͞o′dē)
adj. brood·i·er, brood·i·est
1.
a. Meditative; contemplative.
b. Oppressive: "The room's air was broody and sullen, like the season's own, full of storm clouds" (Nicholas Proffitt).
2. Disposed to sit on eggs to hatch them: a broody hen.

brood′i·ness n.

broody

(ˈbruːdɪ)
adj, broodier or broodiest
1. moody; meditative; introspective
2. (Breeds) (of poultry) wishing to sit on or hatch eggs
3. informal (of a woman) wishing to have a baby of her own
ˈbroodiness n

brood•y

(ˈbru di)

adj. brood•i•er, brood•i•est.
1. moody.
2. inclined to sit on eggs: a broody hen.
[1505–15]
brood′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.broody - a domestic hen ready to brood
biddy, hen - adult female chicken
Adj.1.broody - physiologically ready to incubate eggs; "a broody hen"
oviparous - egg-laying
2.broody - 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";
thoughtful - exhibiting or characterized by careful thought; "a thoughtful paper"
Translations

broody

[ˈbruːdɪ] ADJ (broodier (compar) (broodiest (superl)))
1. [hen] → clueca [woman] → con ganas de tener hijos
2. (= pensive) → triste, melancólico

broody

[ˈbruːdi] adj
(= gloomy) → taciturne, mélancolique
[woman] (British)en mal d'enfant

broody

adj
henbrütig; the hen is broodydie Henne gluckt; to be feeling broody (hum inf)den Wunsch nach einem Kind haben
persongrüblerisch; (= sad, moody)schwerblütig

broody

[ˈbruːdɪ] adj (fig) → cupo/a e taciturno/a
References in classic literature ?
In this way Clare persistently wooed her in undertones like that of the purling milk--at the cow's side, at skimmings, at butter-makings, at cheese-makings, among broody poultry, and among farrowing pigs--as no milkmaid was ever wooed before by such a man.
Natural instincts are lost under domestication: a remarkable instance of this is seen in those breeds of fowls which very rarely or never become broody,' that is, never wish to sit on their eggs.
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If this wasn't unusual enough, the next day I found Elenore, my broody Silkie hen, had assumed custody of the kittens.