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  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. 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.

  2. 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.


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