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Synonyms for brooding

Synonyms for brooding

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

persistent morbid meditation on a problem

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I first saw The Adverts at Tiffany's and loved "One Chord Wonders", and their biggest hit, the broodingly sinister pop song "Gary Gilmore's Eyes".
Then Captain Poldark was arrested on those majestic clifftops he spends most of his time riding along looking broodingly handsome.
Aubert over several pages approaches the broodingly sublime castle of Udolpho in the company of her broodingly sublime guardian, Signor Montoni.
Chandor's crime drama "A Most Violent Year," which broodingly evokes "Macbeth" in its portrait of a corrupt New York businessman on the brink of seizing power, backed by a woman whose ruthlessness far exceeds his own.
Lockroy clearly brought a certain melancholy elegance to his performance of Muller's ailment; writing in 1861, the critic Jules Janin recalled that "il etait ce qui s'appelle un beau tenebreux, et toussait avec autant de grace que la Dame aux camelias plus tard' ("He was what's called a beau tenebreux [a dark and broodingly handsome man], and coughed as gracefully as the Lady of the Camellias would later") (2).
The magnifs icent Keeley Hawes is giving a masterclass in acting as the under-suspicion Denton, who is broodingly sinister, chilling and totally unnerving.
2) Though not as dark or noirish as Match Point (2005), and not as broodingly Bergmanesque as Interiors (1978), Blue Jasmine is nevertheless far removed from a conventional "Woody Allen film.
Who would have expected Pattinson to be this passionate and not to mention broodingly handsome for an ad?
He sculpted the almost geographical contours of this broodingly mythic work with visionary vigour.
Diaries is constructed as a resolutely teen text, offering a 'continuation of the [channel] CW's teen-centric brand identity; with its broodingly good-looking cast, troubled teen relationships, and dramatic soundtrack'.
It would appear that Stendhal, embarrassed by his choice of subject, initially expressed and ultimately concealed Octave's unfortunate condition by casting him in the mold of such stock Byronic Fatal Men as Childe Harold, Lara, and Conrad, all of whom broodingly nurse secret woes too terrible to reveal, are intensely misanthropic, and exhibit a lofty aversion to love--but none of whom were supposed by early nineteenth-century readers to be anything less than dangerously virile.
Now he is in a committed relationship with Ronan, his broodingly handsome classmate.
The living room is empty as the play opens, but in the study we find the Poet at his desk, seated broodingly before his typewriter, staring at it.
Once robed, I enter a courtroom in which his portrait--a Rembrandt-like rendition of the Judge in which he appears broodingly omnipresent--hangs.
In the words of Thorslev, the mature Shelley shows no evidence of a faith in the transcendent idea broodingly present in nature as was the belief of his predecessors in the first generation of the Romantics, especially Wordsworth and Coleridge (93).