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synonyms for brooding

  • daydream
  • fret
  • grieve
  • meditate
  • mope
  • ruminate
  • sulk
  • bleed
  • consider
  • deliberate
  • despond
  • dream
  • gloom
  • lament
  • languish
  • muse
  • ponder
  • reflect
  • repine
  • sigh
  • speculate
  • worry
  • 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
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antonyms for brooding

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  • be happy
  • ignore
  • neglect
  • please
  • disregard
  • forget
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How to use brooding in a sentence

A little theatrical brooding about recovery and renaissance can go a long way.
THE PARK SETTING OF ‘IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FIELDS’ IS COMPELLING BUT CAN’T MAKE UP FOR THE SLIVER OF A PLOTCELIA WRENMAY 27, 2021WASHINGTON POST
What defines Theroux, aside from abs that have been known to make the paparazzi pant, is a brooding, cerebral sense of alienation.
JUSTIN THEROUX IS GREAT IN THE MOSQUITO COAST. BUT WHAT IS THIS MUDDLED MEDITATION ON AMERICAN LIFE TRYING TO SAY?JUDY BERMANAPRIL 29, 2021TIME
The animated episodes contain a noirish quality, a brooding seriousness that Oldenburg said was done deliberately in order to draw the contrast with the bits’ silliness.
A SCRIPTED COMEDY SERIES WAS ABOUT TO BE SHUT DOWN BY COVID. SO PRODUCERS MADE EVERYONE INTO A CARTOON INSTEAD.STEVEN ZEITCHIKAPRIL 16, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Saturday’s overcast appeared milky and chalky rather than sullen and brooding.
SATURDAY WAS THE 100TH DAY OF THE YEAR, AND WARM, AS SUCH A DAY SHOULD BEMARTIN WEILAPRIL 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Stripping the brooding, stripping the coolness away and playing somebody in a way kind of exposed, even though he’s so full of lies.
FOR PEDRO PASCAL, THIS IS THE WAY TO PLAY A VILLAIN WHEN YOU’RE ALSO THE COOLEST HERO IN THE GALAXYDAVID BETANCOURTDECEMBER 26, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Brooding over such thoughts as these, Alessandro went up into the canon one morning.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
Reflection, introspection, brooding over mental and spiritual pain became impossible.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
The girl looked round the ragged moor, brooding in the twilight, and half hesitated.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
But, fortunately, they had scant time for repining, and there is nothing like active occupation to banish useless brooding.
DOROTHY AT SKYRIEEVELYN RAYMOND
He continues his walk in moody silence, brooding over his sense of injustice.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
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WORDS RELATED TO BROODING

  • absorption
  • aloofness
  • brooding
  • cogitation
  • consideration
  • contemplation
  • daydreaming
  • detachment
  • engrossment
  • entrancement
  • musing
  • pensiveness
  • pondering
  • preoccupation
  • reflecting
  • reflection
  • remoteness
  • reverie
  • ruminating
  • thinking
  • trance
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