Brooding vs. Melancholia

Brooding vs. Melancholia — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Brooding and Melancholia

Broodingadjective

(of a bird) Broody; incubating eggs by sitting on them.

A brooding hen can be aggressive.

Melancholianoun

Deep sadness or gloom; melancholy.

Broodingadjective

Deeply or seriously thoughtful.

Melancholianoun

(pathology) Clinical depression, characterised by irrational fears, guilt and apathy.

Broodingnoun

A spell of brooding; the time when someone broods.

Melancholianoun

extreme depression characterized by tearful sadness and irrational fears

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Broodingnoun

sitting on eggs so as to hatch them by the warmth of the body

Broodingnoun

persistent morbid meditation on a problem

Broodingadjective

persistently or morbidly thoughtful