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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";

Wiktionary

  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

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Numerology

  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

Examples of brooding in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  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. 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.

  4. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    You've got to stop brooding over your past mistakes or failures. As well, stop frittering away your time relieving the good old days. Just go ahead and move on with your life. For, the best of all things is yet to come. That is to say, your best days are yet to come. Besides that, whatever you've seen and enjoyed already is nothing to what is yet to come. Oh! Yes! I do believe that the most beautiful ones and things are not yet born (they are yet to come). ~Emeasoba George

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