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English noun: doldrums

1. doldrums (state) a state of inactivity (in business or art etc)

SamplesEconomic growth of less than 1% per year is considered to be economic stagnation.

Synonymsstagnancy, stagnation

Broader (hypernym)inaction, inactiveness, inactivity

Domain categoryart, artistic creation, artistic production, business, business enterprise, commercial enterprise

2. doldrums (phenomenon) a belt of calms and light winds between the northern and southern trade winds of the Atlantic and Pacific

Broader (hypernym)air current, current of air, wind

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