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brood

 (bro͞od)
n.
1. The young of certain animals, especially a group of young birds hatched at one time and cared for together.
2. The children in one family.
v. brood·ed, brood·ing, broods
v.intr.
1.
a. To focus the attention on a subject persistently and moodily; worry: brooded about his future; brooded over the insult for several days.
b. To be depressed: All he seemed to do was sit and brood.
2.
a. To sit on or hatch eggs.
b. To protect developing eggs or young.
3. To hover envelopingly; hang: Mist brooded over the moor.
v.tr.
1. To think about (something) persistently or moodily: brooded that her work might come to nothing.
2.
a. To sit on or hatch (eggs).
b. To protect (developing eggs or young).
adj.
Kept for breeding: a brood hen.

[Middle English, from Old English brōd; see bhreu- in Indo-European roots.]

brood′ing·ly adv.
Synonyms: brood, dwell, fret1, mope, worry
These verbs mean to turn something over in the mind moodily and at length: brooding about his decline in popularity; dwelled on her defeat; fretted over the loss of his job; moping about his illness; worrying about the unpaid bills.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brooding - sitting on eggs so as to hatch them by the warmth of the bodybrooding - sitting on eggs so as to hatch them by the warmth of the body
birthing, giving birth, parturition, birth - the process of giving birth
2.brooding - persistent morbid meditation on a problem
melancholy - a feeling of thoughtful sadness
Adj.1.brooding - 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"

brooding

adjective gloomy, troubled, depressed, moody, glum, dejected, despondent, downcast, morose A heavy, brooding silence descended on them.
Translations

brooding

[ˈbruːdɪŋ] ADJ [evil, presence etc] → siniestro, amenazador

brooding

[ˈbruːdɪŋ] (literary) adj
(= ominous) [silence, atmosphere] → troublant(e)
(= thoughtful) [eyes, look] → soucieux/euse
References in classic literature ?
But if she were a long while absent he became pettish and nervously restless, pacing the room to and fro with the uncertainty that characterized all his movements; or else would sit broodingly in his great chair, resting his head on his hands, and evincing life only by an electric sparkle of ill-humor, whenever Hepzibah endeavored to arouse him.
Guppy after they have broodingly made out the four sides of the square, "for a word or two between us upon a point on which we must, with very little delay, come to an understanding.
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The Israeli assassin is brilliantly played by broodingly handsome Israeli actor Lior Ashkenazi.
Though its tone is generally broodingly disturbing, the book has quirkier moments, such as when Lizzie and Emma splurge excitedly on fresh fruit while their father is away, or when a small neighborhood boy runs up to the Borden home and triumphantly yells, "I touched the murder house
The Manic Pixie Dream Girl exists solely in the fevered imaginations of sensitive writer-directors to teach broodingly soulful young men to embrace life and its infinite mysteries and adventures.
In the early nineteenth century, the philosopher Thomas Robert Malthus broodingly prognosticated that population would increase geometrically while agricultural production would increase only arithmetically.
The return of the prodigal child certainly caused a pre-match stir, with Pogba's image glaring broodingly from the matchday programme and the home fans reserving their loudest roar for his name.
These were all competently made, the burnt cream being smooth with a delicate sugar topping and the chocolate mousse broodingly dark.