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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.
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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"
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brooding

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

brooding

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

[ˈbruːdɪŋ] (literary) adj
(= ominous) [silence, atmosphere] → troublant(e)
(= thoughtful) [eyes, look] → soucieux/euse
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References in classic literature ?
His sister regarded him broodingly. 'For goodness' sake don't bellow like that!' she said.
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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He's broodingly dark and takes pride in his silence.
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