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English adjective: broody

1. broody physiologically ready to incubate eggs

SamplesA broody hen.


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



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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