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See definition of broody on Dictionary.com
  • as indejected
  • as ingloomy
  • as intenebrific

synonyms for broody

  • crestfallen
  • despondent
  • discouraged
  • disheartened
  • dispirited
  • gloomy
  • glum
  • morose
  • black
  • clouded
  • dampened
  • dashed
  • down
  • dragged
  • drooping
  • hurting
  • low
  • sagging
  • abject
  • all torn up
  • atrabilious
  • bleak
  • bummed out
  • cast down
  • cheerless
  • disconsolate
  • dismal
  • doleful
  • down in the dumps
  • down in the mouth
  • downcast
  • downhearted
  • droopy
  • heavy-hearted
  • in the pits
  • low-spirited
  • melancholy
  • miserable
  • moody
  • mopey
  • mopish
  • sad
  • shot down
  • spiritless
  • woebegone
  • wretched

antonyms for broody

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  • cheerful
  • elated
  • encouraged
  • happy
  • heartened
  • inspirited
  • above
  • upright
  • joyous
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    How to use broody in a sentence

    When she finally got broody she was given seventeen eggs and allowed to settle down to the task of incubating Christmas dinners.
    THE RED COW AND HER FRIENDSPETER MCARTHUR
    A broody blackbird 'chinked' anxiously, and a pigeon wheeled aside with a 'swoof.'
    LIVES OF THE FUR FOLKM. D. HAVILAND
    The chickens may be saved either by removing them to other broody hens or by putting them in a flannel wrapping in a warm place.
    OUR DOMESTIC BIRDSJOHN H. ROBINSON
    Because the broody hen makes a clucking noise, she is sometimes called a clucking hen.
    OUR DOMESTIC BIRDSJOHN H. ROBINSON
    There is no way of forcing or inducing hens to become broody before they would do so of their own accord.
    OUR DOMESTIC BIRDSJOHN H. ROBINSON
    A goose usually lays from twelve to eighteen or twenty eggs and then goes broody.
    OUR DOMESTIC BIRDSJOHN H. ROBINSON
    When the goose goes broody the second time, it is as well to set her, for if stopped again she may not resume laying.
    OUR DOMESTIC BIRDSJOHN H. ROBINSON
    Occasionally a goose lays for a whole season without going broody.
    OUR DOMESTIC BIRDSJOHN H. ROBINSON
    Broody-eyed and glum and tight-lipped, he tended Miss Puss Whitley's truck patch and brought his products to market every morning.
    BACK HOMEIRVIN S. COBB
    "Sit thee there as steady as a broody hen; and now let's mak' shift," said the blacksmith.
    A SON OF HAGARSIR HALL CAINE
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    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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