doldrums

[ dohl-druhmz, dol-, dawl- ]SEE DEFINITION OF doldrums

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DOLDRUMS

For several months Crosson waited about, becalmed in the doldrums.

And when you get in the doldrums, or becalmed, it stirs up your blood.

Well, we reached the tropics, and for three days the Doldrums held us.

After a year in the doldrums, Fleet was going to try to smash the Rebels again.

Larry,” said Muggins, “I think we have got into the doldrums.

They ought to be well out of the doldrums now, but they are not.

Oh, well, there was no sense in staying in the doldrums forever.

It was in the doldrums that our most exciting event occurred.

"The old chap was in the doldrums and no mistake," he said to Gwen afterwards.

We were becalmed, and in the doldrums, with not a breath of air.

WORD ORIGIN

1811, from dulled, past participle of dullen, from Old English dol "foolish, dull," ending perhaps patterned on tantrum.

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