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Meaning of DOLDRUMS

Pronunciation:  'dowldrumz

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\Dol"drums\, n. pl. [Cf. Gael. doltrum grief,
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.

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