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