dither dither  /ˈdɪ ðər/


  1. (v) make a fuss; be agitated
  2. (n) an excited state of agitation
  3. (v) act nervously; be undecided; be uncertain



  1. Don't dither about whether you should stay or go; just make a decision and stick to it.
  2. With the prices of real estate hovering around an all time high there was enough reason for the newly weds to dither on buying their dream house.



    WASHINGTON -- Have you by chance noticed the words used about President Obama's decision to send arms, ammunition and perhaps air defenses into the Syrian conflagration?The president "had to be almost dragged into the decision," The New York Times wrote in a front-page article. David Gardner, writing in the Financial Times, saw the decision coming "after two years of dither." And The Wall Street ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Georgie Anne Geyer via Yahoo! News


  1. "At a time when Congress continues to dither on enacting a small business jobs bill, Section 413 is a poison pill in this tax bill, robbing American small businesses of the capital they need to create new, good-paying jobs," Senator Snowe said....
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: Olympia Snowe Source: Iowa Independent

  2. "We are trying to deliver a message to the politicians in Iraq that we are not going to sit around forever watching them dither, watching them refuse to compromise, while our troops die," House Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey, a...
    on Mar 15, 2007 By: David Obey Source: ABC News

  3. "This is, I believe, India's moment, let us not dither; let us not shy away in fear of some ghosts in our mind so that India may truly make its tryst with destiny," Singh said.
    on Sep 7, 2007 By: Manmohan Singh Source: Indian Express

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