ETYM Latin abstractus, p. p. of abstrahere to draw from, separate; ab, abs + trahere to draw. Related to Trace.
1. Based on specialized theory; SYN. theoretical.
2. Dealing with a subject in the abstract without practical purpose or intention.
3. Existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment.
4. Not representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature; SYN. abstractionist, nonfigurative, nonobjective.
Lost in thought; showing preoccupation
Taken out of or separated from; SYN. removed.
broody / bruːdi /
Physiologically ready to incubate eggs
1. Being in a state of readiness to brood eggs that is characterized by cessation of laying and by marked changes in behavior and physiology
2. Given or conducive to introspection; contemplative, moody
ETYM For wishful; perhaps influenced by wistly, which is probably corrupted from Old Eng. wisly certainly (from Icel. viss certain, akin to Eng. wit). Related to Wish.
Full of longing or unfulfilled desire; SYN. yearning.