broody broody  /b ˈru di/


  1. (n) a domestic hen ready to brood
  2. (adj) physiologically ready to incubate eggs
  3. (adj) deeply or seriously thoughtful


  1. The Johnny Depp Public Enemies waved vaguely in their direction, with '30s couture and mature amour, but at heart it was another crime drama, however pensive and broody.
  2. It was solipsistic and histrionic at the same time--broody like Brando, vulnerable like James Dean.
  3. For that isolated moment the broody hobgoblins of the Anglo-Saxon mind scurry away, and the novel is laved in sunlit Mediterranean serenity.



  1. When asked if voicing the animated family movie had made him broody, George said: "Broody? That's a word that Americans don't understand. Just having Jason here next me was like having a son. And he just got married by the way, so it will soon be...
    on Oct 15, 2009 By: George Clooney Source: China Daily

  2. Jordan - real name Katie Price - said: "I don't want to get pregnant again right away but I would like to be pregnant by the end of the next year. I've actually been feeling broody since right after I had Princess Tiamii, but I need a break from...
    on Dec 23, 2007 By: Katie Price Source:

  3. "It's very much like what the shows are today ...... kind of dark and broody and violent," Wagner said. "It's not at all what we were doing. We were doing a show for kids intentionally and making it fun in such a way that adults could enjoy...
    on Nov 11, 2007 By: Lindsay Wagner Source: SyFyPortal

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