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Doldrums   /dˈoʊldrəmz/   Listen

A state of inactivity (in business or art etc).  Synonyms: stagnancy, stagnation.
A belt of calms and light winds between the northern and southern trade winds of the Atlantic and Pacific.

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"Doldrums" Quotes from Famous Books

... winds. The Harpoon, shaping her course for Norfolk, in the United States, had made but a poor passage of it. She got into the south-east trades, and all went well till they made St. Paul's Rocks, where they were detained by the doldrums and variable winds. Afterwards she passed into the north-east trades, and then, further north, met a series of westerly gales, that ultimately drove her to the Azores, just as her crew were getting very short of water and provisions. ...
— Mr. Meeson's Will • H. Rider Haggard

Words linked to "Doldrums" :   inaction, inactivity, business enterprise, wind, current of air, artistic production, air current, art, inactiveness, business, commercial enterprise, artistic creation

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