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"brooding" in British English

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broodingadjective

uk   us   /ˈbruː.dɪŋ/
making you ​feeluncomfortable or ​worried, as if something ​bad is going to ​happen: He ​stood there in the ​corner of the ​room, a ​dark, brooding presence. feelingsad, ​worried, or ​angry for a ​longtime
(Definition of brooding from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"brooding" in American English

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broodingadjective

 us   /ˈbrud·ɪŋ/
feelingsad, wroried or ​angry for a ​longtime: Her ​films have a brooding ​atmosphere.
(Definition of brooding from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “brooding”
in Chinese (Simplified) 忧心忡忡, 忧思,担扰…
in Chinese (Traditional) 令人憂心忡忡的, 憂思,擔憂…
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