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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brooding, incubationnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    incubation, pensiveness

    Antonyms:
    thoughtless

  2. pensiveness, broodingadjective

    persistent morbid meditation on a problem

    Synonyms:
    meditativeness, pensiveness, contemplativeness, incubation

    Antonyms:
    thoughtless

  3. brooding, broody, contemplative, meditative, musing, pensive, pondering, reflective, ruminativeadjective

    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";

    Synonyms:
    contemplative, meditative, pensive, wistful, broody, reflective, ruminative, musing, pondering

    Antonyms:
    thoughtless

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How to use brooding in a sentence?

  1. Joseph Rickaby:

    A great preservative against angry and mutinous thoughts, and all impatience and quarreling, is to have some great business and interest in your mind, which, like a sponge shall suck up your attention and keep you from brooding over what displeases you.

  2. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    You've got to stop brooding over your past mistakes or failures. As well, stop frittering away your time relieving the good old days. Just go ahead and move on with your life. For, the best of all things is yet to come. That is to say, your best days are yet to come. Besides that, whatever you've seen and enjoyed already is nothing to what is yet to come. Oh! Yes! I do believe that the most beautiful ones and things are not yet born (they are yet to come). ~Emeasoba George

  3. Vikrant Parsai:

    Make the best use of time. Don’t spend time brooding over past mistakes or worrying about the future. Remember, time lost can never be regained.

  4. Arnold Bennett:

    The best cure for worry, depression, melancholy, brooding, is to go deliberately forth and try to lift with one's sympathy the gloom of somebody else.

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