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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)

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How to use brood in a sentence?

  1. 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" )

  2. Cortni Borgerson:

    Brood X cicadas are one of the world’s most incredible animal phenomena, in a year where few of us may be traveling to see natural wonders like Africa’s great migration, or the elephant gathering of Sri Lanka, we are incredibly privileged to have this rare spectacle occurring in our very own backyards. Brood X provides an infusion of nutrients into the ecosystem, and humans have been enjoying this event for its sights, sounds and taste for millennia.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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