1. brooding

adjective. ['ˈbruːdɪŋ'] deeply or seriously thoughtful; .


  • pensive
  • pondering
  • contemplative
  • reflective
  • ruminative
  • meditative
  • broody
  • musing


  • inconsiderate
  • unthoughtfulness
  • inattentiveness
  • heedless

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Rhymes with Brooding

  • protruding
  • precluding
  • extruding
  • excluding
  • concluding
  • intruding
  • including
  • exuding
  • denuding
  • deluding
  • colluding
  • feuding
  • eluding
  • alluding
  • ruding

Sentences with brooding

1. Noun, singular or mass
A successful nest will be used more than once during the brooding season.

2. Verb, gerund or present participle
Into the kind of space that's perfect for brooding.

Quotes about brooding

1. Women were supposed to be the enigmas, but men? Moody, brooding bastards, the lot of them. A woman with PMS had nothing on a man. Where women might get hormonal once a month, men suffered their own brand of PMS on a daily basis. - Faith
- Maya Banks, Sweet Surrender

2. I like the brooding man - a brooding man with a sense of humor.
- Maira Kalman

3. In his face there came to be a brooding peace that is seen most often in the faces of the very sorrowful or the very wise. But still he wandered through the streets of the town, always silent and alone.
- Carson McCullers, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

2. brooding

noun. ['ˈbruːdɪŋ'] sitting on eggs so as to hatch them by the warmth of the body.


  • birthing
  • giving birth
  • parturition
  • incubation


  • nonintellectual
  • ovoviviparous
  • viviparous
  • middle

3. brooding

noun. ['ˈbruːdɪŋ'] persistent morbid meditation on a problem.


  • melancholy


  • superficial
  • glad