broody vs reflective what difference

what is difference between broody and reflective

English

Etymology

From Middle English *brody, *brodi, from Old English brōdiġ (broody), equivalent to brood +‎ -y. Cognate with German brütig (broody).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɹuːdi/
  • Rhymes: -uːdi

Noun

broody (plural broodies)

  1. A female bird in the condition to incubate eggs; a broody hen, duck, etc.
    There are six broodies in that coop.

Translations

Adjective

broody (comparative broodier or more broody, superlative broodiest or most broody)

  1. Of birds: sitting persistently and protectively on a nest, in order to hatch eggs.
    a broody hen
  2. Of any creature or person: showing an interest in raising young.
  3. Brooding

Synonyms

  • (sitting on a nest to hatch eggs): clucky

See also

  • baby rabies
  • biological clock

Anagrams

  • doobry


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

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