intransitive verb Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1501 dialect chiefly British doubt, waverswither noun, dialect chiefly British

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  • swither — /swidh euhr/, n. Brit. Dial. a state of confusion, excitement, or perplexity. [1495 1505; orig. uncert.; cf. OE geswithrian to retire, dwindle, fail] * * * …   Universalium

  • swither — verb /ˈswɪðə/ (Scots and dialects) To be indecisive or in a state of confusion; to dither …   Wiktionary

  • Swither — Hesitate …   Scottish slang

  • swither — [ swɪδə] Scottish verb be indecisive. noun a state of indecision. Origin C16: of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • swither — swith·er …   English syllables

  • swither —  to throw down forcibly. N …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • swither — v. & n. Sc. v.intr. hesitate; be uncertain. n. doubt or uncertainty. Etymology: 16th c.: orig. unkn …   Useful english dictionary

  • swith|er — «SWIHTH uhr», verb, noun. –v.i. Scottish. to falter; hesitate. –n. 1. a state of agitation or excitement; flurry or fluster: »The novelty of having women appear in pants suits has headwaiters across the country in a swither (Time). 2. Scottish. a …   Useful english dictionary

  • Stühlingen — Wappen Deutschlandkarte …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • confusion — n 1. disarray, disorganization, disarrangement, derangement, confusedness; jumble, mess, Inf. stew, huddle.Scot. Inf. guddle, mix up, snafu,//?/ foul up, Sl. ballup, Brit. Si. balls up. 2. disorder, upheaval, turmoil, moil, tumult, Brit. Dial.… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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