Synonyms for brood

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : brood
Phonetic Transcription : brud

Top 10 synonyms for brood Other synonyms for the word brood

Définition of brood

Origin :
  • Old English brod "brood, fetus, hatchling," from Proto-Germanic *brod (cf. Middle Dutch broet, Old High German bruot, German Brut "brood"), literally "that which is hatched by heat," from *bro- "to warm, heat," from PIE *bhre- "burn, heat, incubate," from root *bhreue- "to boil, bubble, effervesce, burn" (see brew (v.)).
  • noun cluster of children
  • verb agonize over
Example sentences :
  • Women were like she wolves for greed when they had a brood of whelps.
  • Extract from : « The Armourer's Prentices » by Charlotte M. Yonge
  • She fussed around like any other old hen who had in charge a brood of ducks.
  • Extract from : « In a Steamer Chair and Other Stories » by Robert Barr
  • It is well to be prepared for it, but it is ill to brood over a fancied future of evil.
  • Extract from : « Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood » by George MacDonald
  • And were you not, for your audacity, left to brood ten days and nights in gaol?
  • Extract from : « The Book of Khalid » by Ameen Rihani
  • Verville has sworn that there shall be one less of the Italian brood.
  • Extract from : « The Suitors of Yvonne » by Raphael Sabatini
  • Observe who harbors any of the brood That scramble off: be sure they smart for it!
  • Extract from : « Browning's England » by Helen Archibald Clarke
  • I went on selling,—now a farm, now a house, now a brood mare.
  • Extract from : « Davenport Dunn, Volume 2 (of 2) » by Charles James Lever
  • Rosa was her especial torment; the black sheep of the brood.
  • Extract from : « Great Men and Famous Women, Vol. 8 (of 8) » by Various
  • But the same source which supplied one brood may supply another.
  • Extract from : « Vampires of Space » by Sewell Peaslee Wright
  • He would have been willing to sit and brood, and wait for God to answer his prayer.
  • Extract from : « Out of the Depths » by Robert Ames Bennet

Antonyms for brood

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