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BROODING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does brooding mean? 

BROODING (noun)
  The noun BROODING has 2 senses:

1. sitting on eggs so as to hatch them by the warmth of the body
2. persistent morbid meditation on a problem

  Familiarity information: BROODING used as a noun is rare.


BROODING (adjective)
  The adjective BROODING has 1 sense:

1. persistently or morbidly thoughtful

  Familiarity information: BROODING used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BROODING (noun)


Sense 1brooding [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sitting on eggs so as to hatch them by the warmth of the body

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Synonyms:

brooding; incubation

Hypernyms ("brooding" is a kind of...):

birth; birthing; giving birth; parturition (the process of giving birth)


Sense 2brooding [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Persistent morbid meditation on a problem

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

pensiveness; brooding

Hypernyms ("brooding" is a kind of...):

melancholy (a feeling of thoughtful sadness)


BROODING (adjective)


Sense 1brooding [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Persistently or morbidly thoughtful

Synonyms:

reflective; pondering; pensive; musing; meditative; contemplative; brooding; ruminative; broody

Similar:

thoughtful (exhibiting or characterized by careful thought)


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