brooding

adjective brood·ing \ ˈbrü-diŋ \

Definition of brooding

1 :moodily or sullenly thoughtful or serious
  • a brooding genius
  • a brooding, embittered man
2 :darkly somber
  • a brooding landscape
  • a quiet, brooding atmosphere
  • brooding, violent images reminiscent of … film noir …
  • —Tracy Hopkins

broodingly

adverb
    • a broodingly handsome actor
    • Gardner gazes broodingly at the camera …
    • —Kathleen Murphy

First Known Use of brooding

1818



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