Definition of 'brooding'
Example sentences containing 'brooding'
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Either she slept or she had passed into another phase of brooding withdrawal. THE QUEST FOR K (2004)Freed of all immediate obligations, Daniel sat at his desk brooding. THE UNORTHODOX MURDER OF RABBI MOSS (2004)He saw the jut of prominent cheekbones, the downward sweep of brooding eyebrows. THE GREENSTONE GRAIL: THE SANGREAL TRILOGY ONE (2004)
Trends of 'brooding'
Used Occasionally. brooding is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'brooding'
British English: brooding ADJECTIVE
Brooding is used to describe an atmosphere or feeling that makes you feel anxious or slightly afraid.
The same heavy, brooding silence descended on them.
Definition of brooding from the Collins English Dictionary
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