Another word for brood
To nurse one's troubles
mope, ruminate, ponder, repine, grieve, fret, sulk, cherish anxious thoughts, consider, muse, mull over, deliberate, dwell on, agonize, speculate, daydream, reflect, meditate, worry, chafe inwardly, give oneself over to reflections, be in a brown study*, eat one's heart out*; see also meditate 1, think 1, worry 2.
Another word for broodnoun
The offspring, as of an animal or a bird, for example, that are the result of one breeding season:litter, young. See kin
A group consisting of those descended directly from the same parents or ancestors:get, issue, offspring, posterity, progeny, seed. See kin