what is difference between broody and reflective
From Middle English *brody, *brodi, from Old English brōdiġ (“broody”), equivalent to brood + -y. Cognate with German brütig (“broody”).
- IPA(key): /ˈbɹuːdi/
- Rhymes: -uːdi
broody (plural broodies)
- A female bird in the condition to incubate eggs; a broody hen, duck, etc.
- There are six broodies in that coop.
broody (comparative broodier or more broody, superlative broodiest or most broody)
- Of birds: sitting persistently and protectively on a nest, in order to hatch eggs.
- a broody hen
- Of any creature or person: showing an interest in raising young.
- (sitting on a nest to hatch eggs): clucky
- baby rabies
- biological clock
reflect + -ive
- IPA(key): /ɹɪˈflɛktɪv/
- Rhymes: -ɛktɪv
reflective (comparative more reflective, superlative most reflective)
- That reflects, or redirects back to the source.
- Mirrors are reflective.
- Pondering, especially thinking back on the past.
- He always becomes reflective in preparation for the new year.
- That reveals or shows; revealing; indicative of.
- (computing, programming) Involving reflection.
- (grammar) Reciprocal.