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doldrums

dol´drums   Pronunciation: dǒl´drŭmz
n. pl.1.A part of the ocean near the equator, abounding in calms, squalls, and light, baffling winds, which sometimes prevent all progress for weeks; - so called by sailors.
To be in the doldrums
to be in a state of listlessness ennui, or tedium.
Noun1.doldrums - a state of inactivity (in business or art etc); "economic growth of less than 1% per year is considered to be economic stagnation"
2.doldrums - a belt of calms and light winds between the northern and southern trade winds of the Atlantic and Pacific
Synonyms: the doldrums
anticyclone, antitrades, apathy, blahs, blue devils, blues, boredom, calm, cold storage, dead calm, deathlike calm, dejection, depression, disinterest, dismals, dolefuls, dormancy, dumps, ennui, flat calm, gloom, horse latitudes, inactivity, indifference, intermission, interruption, latency, listlessness, lull, megrims, mopes, mulligrubs, mumps, oily calm, polar easterlies, prevailing westerlies, quiescence, quiescency, retardation, roaring forties, slump, stagnation, sulks, suspension, trade wind, trades, wind-equator, windlessness, yawn
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