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Synonyms for brood
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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. brood

    Group is the general word for any gathering of a small number of objects, whether of persons, animals, or inanimate things. The individuals in a brood or litter are related to each other; those in the other groups may not be. Brood is used chiefly of fowls and birds, litter of certain quadrupeds which bring forth many young at a birth; we speak of a brood of chickens, a litter of puppies; brood is sometimes applied to a family of young children. Bevy is used of birds, and figuratively of any bright and lively group of women or children, but rarely of men. Flock is applied to birds and to some of the smaller animals; herd is confined to the larger animals; we speak of a bevy of quail, a covey of partridges, a flock of blackbirds, or a flock of sheep, a herd of cattle, horses, buffaloes, or elephants, a pack of wolves, a pack of hounds, a swarm of bees. A collection of animals driven or gathered for driving is called a drove.

    Synonyms:
    bevy, covey, drove, flock, group, hatch, herd, litter, lot, pack, set, swarm

Princeton's WordNet

  1. broodverb

    the young of an animal cared for at one time

  2. brood, dwellverb

    think moodily or anxiously about something

    Synonyms:
    harp, live, stew, populate, pout, bulk large, hatch, sulk, hover, dwell, lie, lie in, loom, cover, consist, grizzle, incubate, inhabit

  3. brood, hover, loom, bulk largeverb

    hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing

    "The terrible vision brooded over her all day long"

    Synonyms:
    levitate, stew, hover, predominate, loom, linger, bulk large, oscillate, sulk, dwell, pout, hatch, cover, hulk, vacillate, grizzle, incubate, vibrate, tower

  4. sulk, pout, broodverb

    be in a huff and display one's displeasure

    "She is pouting because she didn't get what she wanted"

    Synonyms:
    cover, stew, sulk, mow, dwell, loom, hatch, grizzle, pout, mop, hover, bulk large, incubate

  5. grizzle, brood, stewverb

    be in a huff; be silent or sullen

    Synonyms:
    grudge, cover, sulk, loom, dwell, yawp, hatch, grizzle, yammer, pout, incubate, stew, whine, hover, bulk large

  6. brood, hatch, cover, incubateverb

    sit on (eggs)

    "Birds brood"; "The female covers the eggs"

    Synonyms:
    dwell, get over, embrace, insure, plow, hover, enshroud, compensate, breed, encompass, shroud, continue, stew, treat, hatch, incubate, report, extend, cut across, cut through, deal, loom, underwrite, overcompensate, address, spread over, concoct, traverse, dream up, pout, pass over, grizzle, comprehend, handle, overlay, think of, cover, think up, cross, sulk, get across, wrap up, hide, bulk large, cover up, track

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. broodverb

    Synonyms:
    incubate

  2. broodnoun

    Synonyms:
    offspring, progeny, issue

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. broodverb

    Synonyms:
    incubate, sit, meditate (morbidly)

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How to use brood in a sentence?

  1. Sergey Lavrov:

    They behave like pillagers and marauders. And, you know, there is a lot of information about the future provocations that brood in Mariupol and other territories where the Ukrainians are now trying to use the civilians as a human shield, talk to the Indians, the Arabs, and the Africans that are trying to flee Ukraine now. They are not allowed.

  2. Curry Rogers:

    Precocial young can avoid predation on their own, and there is a much smaller chance of the entire brood succumbing to predation at once.

  3. Mickey Mehta:

    Never brood over the past, for every saint has had a past and every criminal has a future. Encourage transformation and MickeyMize someone's life." Share this as every demon has the potential to become divine.

  4. Swami Sivanada:

    If you think about disaster, you will get it. Brood about death and you hasten your demise. Think positively and masterfully, with confidence and faith, and life becomes more secure, more fraught with action, richer in achievement and experience.

  5. George Eliot:

    Comprehensive talkers are apt to be tiresome when we are not athirst for information; but, to be quite fair, we must admit that superior reticence is a good deal due to lack of matter. Speech is often barren, but silence also does not necessarily brood over a full nest. Your still fowl, blinking at you without remark, may all the while be sitting on one addled nest-egg; and, when it takes to cackling, will have nothing to announce but that addled delusion.


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