(plural noun) 1 .a spell of listlessness or despondency

2. often capitalized Doldrums : a part of the ocean near the equator abounding in calms, squalls, and light shifting winds

3. a state or period of inactivity, stagnation, or slump


In Context

“At the time, the bourbon industry was in the process of emerging from a lengthy period of doldrums and rebranding itself as not just something old men drank.”

The Kentucky Standard, 21 Nov. 2018