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Definition of "brooding" []

  • Broody; incubating eggs by sitting on them. (adjective)
  • Deeply or seriously thoughtful. (adjective)
  • Present participle of brood. (verb)
  • A spell of brooding; the time when someone broods. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "brooding" in a sentence
  • "Then he stood there and stared after it for a long moment, his expression brooding."
  • "Still, he speculated wistfully that his newfound cheerfulness was not his authentic self, which he described as brooding and creative."
  • "At such times he was remarkably taciturn, and would sit in brooding silence or go almost immediately to bed."