- Doldrums (non-standard)
doldrums pl (plural only)
- (nautical) A part of the ocean near the equator, where calms, squalls, and light, baffling winds are common, impeding the progress of sailing ships.
- 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.
- 1998, Richard Frankel, The Adolescent Psyche: Jungian and Winnicottian Perspectives, Psychology Press, →ISBN:
- It is typical for adolescents to respond to the doldrums, feeling dead or numb inside, by sleeping a lot, watching hours upon hours of television, holing up in their room for days on end
(region near the equator):
part of the ocean near the equator, abounding in calms which prevent sailing progress