Lither Li"ther (l[imac]"[th][~e]r), a. [AS. l[=y][eth]er bad, wicked.] Bad; wicked; false; worthless; slothful. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Not lither in business, fervent in spirit. --Bp. Woolton. [1913 Webster]

Note: Professor Skeat thinks `` the lither sky'' as found in Shakespeare's Henry VI. ((Part I. IV. VII., 21) means the stagnant or pestilential sky. -- {Li"ther*ly}, adv. [Obs.]. -- {Li"ther*ness}, n. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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  • litherness — lith·er·ness …   English syllables

  • litherness — noun ( es) Etymology: Middle English lithernesse wickedness, laziness, from lither + nesse ness now dialect England : the quality or state of being lither : laziness …   Useful english dictionary

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