Definitions for doldrumsˈdoʊl drəmz, ˈdɒl-, ˈdɔl-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
dol•drumsˈdoʊl drəmz, ˈdɒl-, ˈdɔl-(n.pl.)
a state of inactivity or stagnation.
a dull, depressed mood; low spirits.
the doldrums, a belt of calms and light baffling winds N of the equator between the N and S trade winds in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. the weather prevailing in this area.
Origin of doldrums:
1795–1805; obs. dold stupid
stagnation, stagnancy, doldrums(noun)
a state of inactivity (in business or art etc)
"economic growth of less than 1% per year is considered to be economic stagnation"
a belt of calms and light winds between the northern and southern trade winds of the Atlantic and Pacific
A part of the ocean near the equator, abounding in calms, squalls, and light, baffling winds, which sometimes prevent all progress for weeks u2013 so called by sailors
the state of boredom, malaise, apathy or lack of interest; a state of listlessness ennui, or tedium
I was in the doldrums yesterday and just didn't feel inspired.
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
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a zone of the tropics where calms, squalls, and baffling winds prevail.