brooding

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English[edit]

brooding

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

brooding (comparative more brooding, superlative most brooding)

  1. (of a bird) Broody; incubating eggs by sitting on them.
    A brooding hen can be aggressive.
  2. Deeply or seriously thoughtful.
    You like T. S. Eliot's "The Waste Land"? You must be so brooding and deep.

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Verb[edit]

brooding

  1. Present participle of brood.

Noun[edit]

brooding (plural broodings)

  1. A spell of brooding; the time when someone broods.
    • 2009 June 22, Jon Caramanica, “Once-Dreamy Indie Rockers, Masking Hurt With High-Gloss Sheen”, New York Times:
      The lyrics are different: gone are the dreamy, un-self-conscious proclamations of affection from the EP (which was reissued with additional tracks), replaced with vividly dark broodings, thick with doubt and fear.