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ditherverb [I]

uk   /ˈdɪð.ər/  us   /ˈdɪð.ɚ/ disapproving
to be ​unable to make a ​decision about doing something: Stop dithering and ​choose which one you ​want! She's still dithering over whether to ​accept the ​job she's just been ​offered.
ditherer
noun [C] uk   /ˈdɪð.ər.ər/  us   /ˈdɪð.ɚ.ɚ/
dithery
adjective uk   /ˈdɪð.ər.i/  us   /ˈdɪð.ɚ.i/ UK
He ​seemsrather dithery but in ​fact he ​works very ​calmly and ​efficiently.

dithernoun

uk   /ˈdɪð.ər/  us   /ˈdɪð.ɚ/ disapproving
(Definition of dither from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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ditherverb [I]

 us   /ˈdɪð·ər/
to be ​anxious about something and not be ​able to ​decide what to do about it: Both ​sides in the ​disputecontinue to dither over who should make the first move.
(Definition of dither from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “dither”
in Chinese (Simplified) 犹豫,踌躇…
in Turkish kararsızlık yaşamak, tereddüt etmek, karar vermemek…
in Russian колебаться…
in Chinese (Traditional) 猶豫,躊躇…
in Polish wahać się…
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