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Meaning of brooding

brood•ing

Pronunciation: (br'ding), [key]
— adj.
  1. preoccupied with depressing, morbid, or painful memories or thoughts: a brooding frame of mind.
  2. cast in subdued light so as to convey a somewhat threatening atmosphere: Dusk fell on the brooding hills.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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