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brooding

adjective uk   /ˈbruː.dɪŋ/ us  
making you feel uncomfortable or worried, as if something bad is going to happen: He stood there in the corner of the room, a dark, brooding presence. feeling sad, worried, or angry for a long time
Translations of “brooding”
in Chinese (Traditional) 令人憂心忡忡的, 憂思,擔憂…
in Chinese (Simplified) 忧心忡忡, 忧思,担扰…
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