Synonyms for brooding
- be in brown study
- chafe inwardly
- dwell upon
- eat one's heart out
- mull over
- stew over
- sweat out
- sweat over
- think about
- think upon
Antonyms for brooding
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BROODING
Christopher stood silent, as if brooding on what he had seen.
The birds, silent all in the brooding of night, rise ghostly to right and left.
He sat with his head bent and his elbow on his knee; brooding, brooding, brooding.
So she prepared for the possible future, not by brooding on it, but by doing the work of the present.
Kay said nothing, but a brooding anger began to fill his heart.
Brooding, sad and deep, seemed to me to hold his inmost mind.
The other men eyed him with a brooding jealousy as they puffed on their pipes.
While brooding, they should be well fed with corn and water, which must be placed near them, so that they may eat at pleasure.
Helen replied that she had no intention of brooding on such a dull subject.
Again he ceased speaking, and relapsed into a brooding attitude.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BROODING
- bummed out
- cast down
- down in the dumps
- in pain
- shot down
- singing the blues
- weighed down
- easily offended
- out of humor