adjective see dither II

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  • dither — I. intransitive verb (dithered; dithering) Etymology: Middle English didderen Date: 15th century 1. shiver, tremble 2. to act nervously or indecisively ; vacillate • ditherer noun II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • dither — ditherer, n. dithery, adj. /didh euhr/, n. 1. a trembling; vibration. 2. a state of flustered excitement or fear. v.i. 3. to act irresolutely; vacillate. 4. North Eng. to tremble with excitement or fear. [1640 50; var. of didder (late ME… …   Universalium

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