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  1. brooding, incubation(noun)

    sitting on eggs so as to hatch them by the warmth of the body

    incubation, brooding, pensiveness


  2. pensiveness, brooding(adj)

    persistent morbid meditation on a problem

    meditativeness, pensiveness, brooding, contemplativeness, incubation


  3. brooding, broody, contemplative, meditative, musing, pensive, pondering, reflective, ruminative(adj)

    deeply or seriously thoughtful

    "Byron lives on not only in his poetry, but also in his creation of the 'Byronic hero' - the persona of a brooding melancholy young man";

    contemplative, meditative, brooding, pensive, wistful, broody, reflective, ruminative, musing, pondering


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