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Synonyms for brood
brud

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brood(verb)

    the young of an animal cared for at one time

  2. brood, dwell(verb)

    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 large(verb)

    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, brood(verb)

    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, stew(verb)

    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, incubate(verb)

    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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. brood(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    incubate

  2. brood(n.)

    Synonyms:
    offspring, progeny, issue

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. brood(v)

    Synonyms:
    incubate, sit, meditate (morbidly)

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    broodstock, spawner, spawning, clutch, offspring, bread, brooding, progeny, oviposition

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How to use brood in a sentence?

  1. Jerome K. Jerome:

    When a man or woman loves to brood over a sorrow and takes care to keep it green in their memory, you may be sure it is no longer a pain to them.

  2. Aldous Huxley:

    Classic remorse, as all the moralists are agreed, is a most undesirable sentiment. If you have behaved badly, repent, make what amends you can and address yourself to the task of behaving better next time. On no account brood over your wrongdoing. ROLLING IN THE MUCK IS NOT THE BEST WAY OF GETTING CLEAN.

  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. Erik Pevernagie:

    Remembering our past can be a healthy exercise. We should yet beware of manipulations of our memory. By sticking to things that torment us, we can be tempted to brood over what should have, could have or would have been done.(no shoulda,coulda,woulda). When we walk down the memory lane, we learn from the past and pick for the present the fundamentals, which can be brought into play for the future. ("Walking down the memory lane" )

  5. Washington Irving:

    The sorrow for the dead is the only sorrow from which we refuse to be divorced. Every other wound we seek to heal -- every other affliction to forget: but this wound we consider it a duty to keep open -- this affliction we cherish and brood over in solitude.


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