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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brood(verb)

    the young of an animal cared for at one time

  2. brood, dwell(verb)

    think moodily or anxiously about something

    Synonyms:
    harp, live, stew, populate, pout, brood, bulk large, hatch, sulk, hover, dwell, lie, lie in, loom, cover, consist, grizzle, incubate, inhabit

  3. brood, hover, loom, bulk large(verb)

    hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing

    "The terrible vision brooded over her all day long"

    Synonyms:
    levitate, stew, hover, predominate, loom, linger, bulk large, oscillate, sulk, dwell, pout, hatch, cover, hulk, vacillate, grizzle, incubate, vibrate, tower, brood

  4. sulk, pout, brood(verb)

    be in a huff and display one's displeasure

    "She is pouting because she didn't get what she wanted"

    Synonyms:
    cover, stew, sulk, mow, dwell, loom, hatch, grizzle, pout, mop, brood, hover, bulk large, incubate

  5. grizzle, brood, stew(verb)

    be in a huff; be silent or sullen

    Synonyms:
    grudge, cover, sulk, loom, dwell, yawp, brood, hatch, grizzle, yammer, pout, incubate, stew, whine, hover, bulk large

  6. brood, hatch, cover, incubate(verb)

    sit on (eggs)

    "Birds brood"; "The female covers the eggs"

    Synonyms:
    dwell, brood, get over, embrace, insure, plow, hover, enshroud, compensate, breed, encompass, shroud, continue, stew, treat, hatch, incubate, report, extend, cut across, cut through, deal, loom, underwrite, overcompensate, address, spread over, concoct, traverse, dream up, pout, pass over, grizzle, comprehend, handle, overlay, think of, cover, think up, cross, sulk, get across, wrap up, hide, bulk large, cover up, track

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. brood

    Group is the general word for any gathering of a small number of objects, whether of persons, animals, or inanimate things. The individuals in a brood or litter are related to each other; those in the other groups may not be. Brood is used chiefly of fowls and birds, litter of certain quadrupeds which bring forth many young at a birth; we speak of a brood of chickens, a litter of puppies; brood is sometimes applied to a family of young children. Bevy is used of birds, and figuratively of any bright and lively group of women or children, but rarely of men. Flock is applied to birds and to some of the smaller animals; herd is confined to the larger animals; we speak of a bevy of quail, a covey of partridges, a flock of blackbirds, or a flock of sheep, a herd of cattle, horses, buffaloes, or elephants, a pack of wolves, a pack of hounds, a swarm of bees. A collection of animals driven or gathered for driving is called a drove.

    Synonyms:
    bevy, covey, drove, flock, group, hatch, herd, litter, lot, pack, set, swarm

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. brood(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    incubate

  2. brood(n.)

    Synonyms:
    offspring, progeny, issue

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

broodstock, spawner, spawning, clutch, offspring, bread, brooding, progeny, oviposition


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