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dith·er

 (dĭth′ər)
n.
A state of indecisive agitation.
intr.v. dith·ered, dith·er·ing, dith·ers
To be nervously irresolute in acting or doing.

[Alteration of didder, from Middle English dideren, to tremble; see diddle2.]

dither

(ˈdɪðə)
vb (intr)
1. chiefly Brit to be uncertain or indecisive
2. chiefly US to be in an agitated state
3. to tremble, as with cold
n
4. chiefly Brit a state of indecision
5. a state of agitation
[C17: variant of C14 (northern English dialect) didder, of uncertain origin]
ˈditherer n
ˈdithery adj

dith•er

(ˈdɪð ər)

n.
1. a trembling; vibration.
2. a state of flustered excitement or fear.
v.i.
3. to act irresolutely; vacillate.
[1640–50; <diddere; compare dodder1]
dith′er•er, n.
dith′er•y, adj.
didder, dither - To didder or dither is to tremble or shake.
See also related terms for tremble.

dither


Past participle: dithered
Gerund: dithering

Imperative
dither
dither
Present
I dither
you dither
he/she/it dithers
we dither
you dither
they dither
Preterite
I dithered
you dithered
he/she/it dithered
we dithered
you dithered
they dithered
Present Continuous
I am dithering
you are dithering
he/she/it is dithering
we are dithering
you are dithering
they are dithering
Present Perfect
I have dithered
you have dithered
he/she/it has dithered
we have dithered
you have dithered
they have dithered
Past Continuous
I was dithering
you were dithering
he/she/it was dithering
we were dithering
you were dithering
they were dithering
Past Perfect
I had dithered
you had dithered
he/she/it had dithered
we had dithered
you had dithered
they had dithered
Future
I will dither
you will dither
he/she/it will dither
we will dither
you will dither
they will dither
Future Perfect
I will have dithered
you will have dithered
he/she/it will have dithered
we will have dithered
you will have dithered
they will have dithered
Future Continuous
I will be dithering
you will be dithering
he/she/it will be dithering
we will be dithering
you will be dithering
they will be dithering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dithering
you have been dithering
he/she/it has been dithering
we have been dithering
you have been dithering
they have been dithering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dithering
you will have been dithering
he/she/it will have been dithering
we will have been dithering
you will have been dithering
they will have been dithering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dithering
you had been dithering
he/she/it had been dithering
we had been dithering
you had been dithering
they had been dithering
Conditional
I would dither
you would dither
he/she/it would dither
we would dither
you would dither
they would dither
Past Conditional
I would have dithered
you would have dithered
he/she/it would have dithered
we would have dithered
you would have dithered
they would have dithered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dither - an excited state of agitation; "he was in a dither"; "there was a terrible flap about the theft"
agitation - a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance
Verb1.dither - act nervously; be undecided; be uncertain
fret - be agitated or irritated; "don't fret over these small details"
2.dither - make a fuss; be agitated
fret, fuss, niggle - worry unnecessarily or excessively; "don't fuss too much over the grandchildren--they are quite big now"

dither

Chiefly Brit.
verb
1. vacillate, hesitate, waver, haver, falter, hum and haw, faff about (Brit. informal), shillyshally (informal), swither (Scot.) We're still dithering over whether to get married.
vacillate decide, settle, resolve, conclude, make a decision, make up your mind, come to a conclusion, reach or come to a decision
noun
1. flutter, flap (informal), fluster, bother, stew (informal), twitter (informal), tizzy (informal), pother, tiz-woz (informal) I am in such a dither I forget to put the water in.

dither

noun
A state of discomposure:
Informal: lather, stew.
verb
To be irresolute in acting or doing:
Translations

dither

[ˈdɪðəʳ]
A. N to be in a dither; be all of a dither (= be nervous) → estar muy nervioso; (= hesitate) → no saber qué hacer, vacilar
B. VI (= be nervous) → estar nervioso; (= hesitate) → no saber qué hacer, vacilar
to dither over a decisionvacilar al tomar una decisión

dither

[ˈdɪðər] vihésiter
to dither over sth, to dither about sth → se tâter à propos de qch

dither

n to be all of a dither, to be in a ditherganz aufgeregt or am Rotieren (inf)sein
vizaudern, schwanken; to dither over somethingmit etw zaudern; to dither over how/whether …schwanken, wie/ob …; stop dithering (about) and get on with it!jetzt lass doch dieses ewige Hin und Her und fang endlich mal an!

dither

[ˈdɪðəʳ] (fam)
1. n to be in a ditheressere in agitazione
2. vititubare
to dither over a decision → tentennare di fronte a una decisione
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