brooding brooding  /b ˈru dɪŋ/


  1. (n) sitting on eggs so as to hatch them by the warmth of the body
  2. (n) persistent morbid meditation on a problem
  3. (adj) deeply or seriously thoughtful


  1. Back in the mid-1990s, when he was new labour's brooding, intellectual heavyweight, I was a lone parent struggling to get by.
  2. The newest romantic hero is dark, brooding and tortured.
  3. Even the Rockies look different here, more brooding and stuck up.


  1. Wine Rack: Four sparklers for your summer table

    There's nothing dark and brooding about a summer picnic, so leave the Barolo at home and break out the bubbles like a kid with his Miracle Wand.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Record

  2. Zac Snyder's leaden 'Man of Steel' doesn't soar

    Henry Cavill's performance is less memorable for his introspective brooding than for his six-pack (a fetish for Zac Snyder, the director of '300'). He's handsome and capable, but one can't help missing Christopher Reeve's twinkle.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Asbury Park Press

  3. Male Gaze: Marni’s Brooding Man for a Gloomy Day

    If pallid, brooding, skinny men make your pulse race, we've found the man that will sweep you off your feet in this inclement weather. The Cut received the giant tome that is Marni Uomo's men's autumn-winter 2013–2014 look book, stuffed entirely with photos, portraits, up-close shots, and black-and-white photo-booth-like series ... More »
    on June 11, 2013     Source: New York Magazine


  1. In an article for the London Evening Standard, Boris wrote: "I have found myself brooding - like all paranoid politicians - on the negative voices, the people who say that the great King Newt is too dug in, that his positions are impregnable, his...
    on Jul 23, 2007 By: Boris Johnson Source: The Voice

  2. "They make me miserable as soon as I put them in. That's what creates the pouting and brooding character," Pattinson says.
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Robert Pattinson Source: Kansas City Star

  3. "No matter what went wrong, she was somehow able to keep her hands clean," Mr. McClellan writes, adding that "she knew how to adapt to potential trouble, dismiss brooding problems, and come out looking like a star."
    on May 27, 2008 By: Scott McClellan Source: New York Times

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