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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Persistent morbid meditation on a problem; Sitting on eggs so as to hatch them by the warmth of the body adj. - Persistently or morbidly thoughtful.

Usage examples (35)
  • Adjective : a brooding frame of mind. ,Dusk fell on the brooding hills
  • At such times he was remarkably taciturn, and would sit in brooding silence or go almost immediately to bed.
  • But his brooding is interrupted when they arrive at the alumnus¬ís well-appointed home and discover his would-be interviewer dead.
  • In fact, my brooding was the creature of the last few hours, born of a childish pique. for more
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