V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: (n.) a group of offspring (esp. young birds); (v.) 1. to quietly think about something that makes you sad, worried, or angry; 2. (with birds) to sit on eggs so that they'll hatch
Synonyms: (n.) litter, offspring, children; (v.) worry, mope, reflect, ponder, ruminate
Antonyms: (v.) enthuse, decide
Tips: If you want to sound intellectual, use the noun form of brood to describe a nest of fledgling birds or to describe the children of a family. As a verb, use brood to denote quietly thinking about something.
My Uncle Mark is the youngest of the Conley brood of 10 children. (offspring) noun
The brood of fledgling birds were all clamoring and chirping to get food from their mother. (offspring, young birds) noun
There is nothing you can do now, so don't waste the night brooding over what happened. (worrying) verb
He has been sitting over there brooding ever since you told that joke about him. (quietly being upset, moping) verb
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