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synonyms for doldrums

  • gloom
  • malaise
  • slump
  • stagnation
  • stupor
  • apathy
  • blahs
  • blues
  • boredom
  • bummer
  • dejection
  • disinterest
  • downer
  • dullness
  • dumps
  • ennui
  • funk
  • inactivity
  • indifference
  • inertia
  • lassitude
  • letdown
  • listlessness
  • tedium
  • torpor
  • yawn
  • black mood
  • blue funk
  • dismals
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antonyms for doldrums

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  • concern
  • excitement
  • feeling
  • happiness
  • interest
  • liveliness
  • sympathy
  • elation
  • gladness
  • glee
  • joy
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How to use doldrums in a sentence

The prospects for geothermal—energy extracted from the nuclear furnace at the Earth’s core—are rising after decades in the doldrums.
THIS IS THE YEAR OIL COMPANIES FINALLY INVEST IN GEOTHERMALMICHAEL J. CORENJANUARY 19, 2021QUARTZ
Both got in the doldrums near the Start mark, but taking a chill 'Navahoe' got away with a long lead.
YACHTING VOL. 2VARIOUS.
Oh, well, there was no sense in staying in the doldrums forever.
HUNTERS OUT OF SPACEJOSEPH EVERIDGE KELLEAM
A low-pressure area of calm, light variable winds near the equator is known to mariners as the doldrums.
DESERTSA. S. WALKER
Our vegetables gave out and we drank too much rain water and ate too much fresh fish down in the Doldrums.
CAPTAIN SCRAGGSPETER B. KYNE
In the calm, windless doldrums, he never came up on deck but what the aroma of whisky travelled with him.
THE VIKING BLOODFREDERICK WILLIAM WALLACE
He caught a complaint common to the people of Nomansland, called the doldrums, which made him restless, cross and disagreeable.
THE LITTLE LAME PRINCEDINAH MARIA MULOCK
Laura sometimes went away—she called it "going home," but we scoffed the term—and the doldrums blew until she returned.
THE FAT OF THE LANDJOHN WILLIAMS STREETER
We were fast approaching the belt of calms, squalls, rain, and variable winds known to sailors as the "doldrums."
HARPER'S ROUND TABLE, OCTOBER 29, 1895VARIOUS
Whilst writing have struck a fine breeze, which we hope will soon carry us out of the doldrums.
KATHAY: A CRUISE IN THE CHINA SEASW. HASTINGS MACAULAY
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO DOLDRUMS

  • dejections
  • despondency
  • doldrums
  • dumps
  • gloom
  • gloominess
  • glumness
  • heavy hearts
  • low spirits
  • melancholies
  • moodiness
  • mournfulness
  • sadness
  • the dismals
  • the mopes
  • unhappiness
  • blahs
  • blues
  • bummers
  • cheerlessness
  • doldrums
  • dreariness
  • gloom
  • gloominess
  • low spirits
  • melancholies
  • the blues
  • troubles
  • unhappiness
  • woefulnesses
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.