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English adjective: broody

1. broody physiologically ready to incubate eggs


SamplesA broody hen.


Similaroviparous


Antonymslive-bearing, ovoviviparous, viviparous

2. broody 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.


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


Similarthoughtful


Antonymsthoughtless


English noun: broody

1. broody (animal) a domestic hen ready to brood


Synonymsbrood hen, broody hen, setting hen, sitter


Broader (hypernym)biddy, hen









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