dither

Synonyms and related words:
ache, aching, agitation, all-overs, alternate, babble, back and fill, be cold, be stupid, blab, blabber, blather, blether, blither, bob, bobble, bother, bounce, bump, burble, cackle, change, chat, chatter, chilblains, chill, chilliness, chilling, clack, clatter, cold creeps, cold shivers, cold sweat, confusion, creeps, cryopathy, didder, disquiet, disquietude, dithers, dote, drivel, drool, duck bumps, equivocate, falter, fidgetiness, fidgets, flap, fluctuate, fluster, flusteration, flustration, flutter, foofaraw, freeze, freeze to death, fret, frostbite, fuss, gab, gabble, gas, gibber, gibble-gabble, go on, goose bumps, goose pimples, gooseflesh, gossip, grimace, grow cold, gush, halt, hang in doubt, have a chill, have goose pimples, haver, heaving, heebie-jeebies, hesitate, horripilate, horripilation, inquietude, jabber, jar, jaw, jerk, jig, jigget, jitters, jog, joggle, jolt, jostle, jumps, kibe, lather, lose heat, maunder, natter, oscillate, palaver, palpitation, panting, patter, pendulate, perish with cold, pitapat, pitter-patter, pother, pour forth, prate, prattle, pucker, quake, quaking, quaver, quavering, quiver, quivering, quivers, ramble on, rattle, rattle on, reel off, restlessness, rictus, run on, shake, shakes, shaking, shift, shilly-shally, shiver, shivering, shivers, shock, shudder, slobber, spout, spout off, stagger, stew, stop to consider, sweat, swivet, talk away, talk nonsense, talk on, teeter, tergiversate, think twice, throb, throbbing, tic, tittle-tattle, tizzy, totter, tremble, trembles, trembling, tremor, trepidation, trepidity, tumult, turbulence, turmoil, twaddle, twattle, twitch, twitter, twitteration, unrest, vacillate, vary, waffle, waver, whiffle, willies, wobble, yak, yakkety-yak

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • dither — 1640s, to quake, tremble, phonetic variant of M.E. didderen (late 14c.), of uncertain origin. The sense of vacillate, be anxious is from 1819. Related: Dithered; dithering …   Etymology dictionary

  • dither — vb *shake, tremble, quake, quiver, shiver, quaver, wobble, teeter, shimmy, shudder, totter …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • dither — ► VERB ▪ be indecisive. ► NOUN informal 1) indecisive behaviour. 2) a state of agitation. DERIVATIVES ditherer noun dithery adjective. ORIGIN variant of dialect didder; related to …   English terms dictionary

  • dither — [dith′ər] vi. [ME dideren, prob. akin to daderen, DODDER1] 1. to be nervously excited or confused 2. to be indecisive; vacillate, waver, etc. n. a nervously excited or confused condition dithering adj. dithery …   English World dictionary

  • Dither — For other uses, see Dither (disambiguation). Provincial definition of to dither from The Rural Economy of Yorkshire: Comprizing the Management of Landed Estates, and the Present Practice of Husbandry in the Agricultural Districts of that County,… …   Wikipedia

  • dither — I UK [ˈdɪðə(r)] / US [ˈdɪðər] verb [intransitive] Word forms dither : present tense I/you/we/they dither he/she/it dithers present participle dithering past tense dithered past participle dithered showing disapproval to be unable to make a… …   English dictionary

  • dither — [“dida* ] n. a state of confusion. (See also in a dither.) □ A dither like that is hard to break out of. Maybe a good night’s sleep would help. □ I’m too far gone with this dither to sleep …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • dither — dith|er1 [ dıðər ] verb intransitive to be unable to make a decision about something: She was dithering about what to wear. ╾ dith|er|er noun count dither dith|er 2 [ dıðər ] noun be (all) in a dither INFORMAL to be nervous or excited and unable… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dither — dith|er [ˈdıðə US ər] v [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: didder [i] to shake (14 19 centuries)] to keep being unable to make a final decision about something dither over/about/between ▪ He accused the government of dithering over the deal. ▪ Stop… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dither — 1 verb (I) to not do something because you are unable to decide what to do: Stop dithering, Linda, and get on with it! ditherer noun (C) 2 noun be (all) in a dither BrE informal to be nervous and confused because you cannot decide what to do …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • dither — drebėjimas statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. dither; jitter; wow flutter vok. Wackeln, n; Zitterbewegung, f; Zittern, n rus. дрожание, n pranc. gigue, f …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

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