nonbrooding

brooding

[broo-ding]
adjective
1.
preoccupied with depressing, morbid, or painful memories or thoughts: a brooding frame of mind.
2.
cast in subdued light so as to convey a somewhat threatening atmosphere: Dusk fell on the brooding hills.

Origin:
1810–20 for def 1; 1640–50 for def 2; brood + -ing2

broodingly, adverb
nonbrooding, adjective, noun
unbrooding, adjective
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Word Origin & History

brooding
1640s, "hovering, overhanging" (as a mother bird does her nest), from brood; meaning "that dwells moodily" first attested 1818 (in "Frankenstein").
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brood (brōōd)
n.
See litter.

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