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doldrums

  

      n  
the  
1    a depressed or bored state of mind  
2    a state of inactivity or stagnation  
3   
a    a belt of light winds or calms along the equator  
b    the weather conditions experienced in this belt, formerly a hazard to sailing vessels  
     (C19: probably from Old English dol dull, influenced by tantrum)  
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doldrums

  
  
apathy, blues, boredom, depression, dullness, dumps     (informal)   ennui, gloom, inertia, lassitude, listlessness, malaise, stagnation, tedium, the hump     (Brit. informal)   torpor  

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dolorous, dol, dolorously, dolor

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