Word of the day

The word for today is…

doldrums (noun) – 1. (a) A period of stagnation or slump.
(b) A period of depression or unhappy listlessness.
2. (a) A region of the ocean near the equator, characterized by calms, light winds, or squalls.
(b) The weather conditions characteristic of these regions of the ocean.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1811, from dulled, past participle of dullen, from Old English dol “foolish, dull,” ending perhaps patterned on tantrum.


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