Synonyms of brooding


1. brooding, incubation, parturition, birth, giving birth, birthing

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

2. pensiveness, brooding, melancholy

usage: persistent morbid meditation on a problem


1. brood, dwell, worry, care

usage: think moodily or anxiously about something

2. brood, hover, loom, bulk large, hang

usage: hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing; "The terrible vision brooded over her all day long"

3. sulk, pout, brood

usage: be in a huff and display one's displeasure; "She is pouting because she didn't get what she wanted"

4. grizzle, brood, stew, sulk, pout, brood

usage: be in a huff; be silent or sullen

5. brood, hatch, cover, incubate, reproduce, procreate, multiply

usage: sit on (eggs); "Birds brood"; "The female covers the eggs"


1. brooding, broody, contemplative, meditative, musing, pensive, pondering, reflective, ruminative, thoughtful (vs. thoughtless)

usage: 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";

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Definition and meaning of brooding (Dictionary)