"brooding" in the noun sense
1. brooding, incubation
sitting on eggs so as to hatch them by the warmth of the body
2. pensiveness, brooding
persistent morbid meditation on a problem
"brooding" in the verb sense
1. brood, dwell
think moodily or anxiously about something
2. brood, hover, loom, bulk large
hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing
"The terrible vision brooded over her all day long"
3. sulk, pout, brood
be in a huff and display one's displeasure
"She is pouting because she didn't get what she wanted"
4. grizzle, brood, stew
be in a huff be silent or sullen
5. brood, hatch, cover, incubate
sit on (eggs
"The female covers the eggs"
"brooding" in the adjective sense
1. brooding, broody, contemplative, meditative, musing, pensive, pondering, reflective, ruminative
deeply or seriously thoughtful
"Byron lives on not only in his poetry, but also in his creation of the `Byronic hero' - the persona of a brooding melancholy young man"
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