Definitions for brooding

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brooding, incubation(noun)

    sitting on eggs so as to hatch them by the warmth of the body

  2. pensiveness, brooding(adj)

    persistent morbid meditation on a problem

  3. brooding, broody, contemplative, meditative, musing, pensive, pondering, reflective, ruminative(adj)

    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";


  1. brooding(Noun)

    A spell of brooding; the time when someone broods.

  2. brooding(Adjective)

    (zoological) (of a bird) broody; incubating eggs by sitting on them

    A brooding hen can be aggressive.

  3. brooding(Adjective)

    deeply or seriously thoughtful

    You like T. S. Eliot's "The Waste Land"? You must be so brooding and deep.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brooding

    of Brood


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of brooding in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of brooding in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Vikrant Parsai:

    Make the best use of time. Don’t spend time brooding over past mistakes or worrying about the future. Remember, time lost can never be regained.

  2. Arnold Bennett:

    The best cure for worry, depression, melancholy, brooding, is to go deliberately forth and try to lift with one's sympathy the gloom of somebody else.

  3. Joseph Rickaby:

    A great preservative against angry and mutinous thoughts, and all impatience and quarreling, is to have some great business and interest in your mind, which, like a sponge shall suck up your attention and keep you from brooding over what displeases you.

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