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Meaning & Definition of Brooding in English

English

Brooding

/brudɪŋ/

noun

1. Sitting on eggs so as to hatch them by the warmth of the body

    synonym:
  • brooding
  • ,
  • incubation

2. Persistent morbid meditation on a problem

    synonym:
  • pensiveness
  • ,
  • brooding

adjective

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • brooding
  • ,
  • broody
  • ,
  • contemplative
  • ,
  • meditative
  • ,
  • musing
  • ,
  • pensive
  • ,
  • pondering
  • ,
  • reflective
  • ,
  • ruminative