doldrums

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dol·drums

noun plural \ˈdōl-drəmz, ˈdäl-, ˈdl-\

: a state or period of sadness or depression

: a state or period in which there is no activity or improvement

Full Definition of DOLDRUMS

1
:  a spell of listlessness or despondency
2
often capitalized :  a part of the ocean near the equator abounding in calms, squalls, and light shifting winds
3
:  a state or period of inactivity, stagnation, or slump

Examples of DOLDRUMS

  1. <the theater scene is usually in the doldrums during the summer>
  2. <the team had been in the doldrums ever since losing the championship>

Origin of DOLDRUMS

probably akin to Old English dol foolish
First Known Use: 1811

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