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brooding

[ broo-ding ]
/ ˈbru dɪŋ /
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adjective

preoccupied with depressing, morbid, or painful memories or thoughts: a brooding frame of mind.
cast in subdued light so as to convey a somewhat threatening atmosphere: Dusk fell on the brooding hills.

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Origin of brooding

1810–20 for def. 1; 1640–50 for def. 2; brood + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM brooding

brood·ing·ly, adverbnon·brood·ing, adjective, nounun·brood·ing, adjective
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