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ditherverb [I]

uk   /ˈdɪð.ər/ us   /ˈdɪð.ɚ/ disapproving
ditherer
noun [C] uk   /ˈdɪð.ər.ər/ us   /ˈdɪð.ɚ.ɚ/
dithery
adjective uk   /ˈdɪð.ər.i/ us   /ˈdɪð.ɚ.i/ UK
He seems rather 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 dispute continue 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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