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English adjective: brooding

1. brooding deeply or seriously thoughtful

SamplesByron lives on not only in his poetry, but also in his creation of the 'Byronic hero' - the persona of a brooding melancholy young man.

Synonymsbroody, contemplative, meditative, musing, pensive, pondering, reflective, ruminative



English noun: brooding

1. brooding (process) sitting on eggs so as to hatch them by the warmth of the body


Broader (hypernym)birth, birthing, giving birth, parturition

2. brooding (feeling) persistent morbid meditation on a problem


Broader (hypernym)melancholy

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