doldrums

Definition of 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.

Related Words

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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