brooding vs reflective what difference

what is difference between brooding and reflective

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɹuːdɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -uːdɪŋ

Adjective

brooding (comparative more brooding, superlative most brooding)

  1. (of a bird) Broody; incubating eggs by sitting on them.
  2. Deeply or seriously thoughtful.

Derived terms

  • broodingly
  • broodingness

Translations

Verb

brooding

  1. present participle of brood

Noun

brooding (plural broodings)

  1. A spell of brooding; the time when someone broods.


English

Etymology

reflect +‎ -ive

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɹɪˈflɛktɪv/
  • Rhymes: -ɛktɪv

Adjective

reflective (comparative more reflective, superlative most reflective)

  1. That reflects, or redirects back to the source.
    Mirrors are reflective.
  2. Pondering, especially thinking back on the past.
    He always becomes reflective in preparation for the new year.
  3. That reveals or shows; revealing; indicative of.
  4. (computing, programming) Involving reflection.
  5. (grammar) Reciprocal.

Coordinate terms

  • refractive

Derived terms

  • reflectivity
  • unreflective

Translations


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