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Meaning of DOLDRUMS

Pronunciation:  'dowldrumz

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a belt of calms and light winds between the northern and southern trade winds of the Atlantic and Pacific
  2. [n]  a state of inactivity (in business or art etc); "economic growth of less than 1% per year is considered to be economic stagnation"
 

DOLDRUMS is a 8 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: stagnancy, stagnation, the doldrums
 
 See Also: inaction, inactiveness, inactivity, recession, wind

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dol"drums\, n. pl. [Cf. Gael. doltrum grief,
vexation?]
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.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: 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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