dithering dithering  /ˈdɪ ðə rɪŋ/


  • (n) the process of representing intermediate colors by patterns of tiny colored dots that simulate the desired color


  1. There had been three years of Government dithering since the Crash, and a new course was to be set.
  2. She then switched to the other extreme, often dithering over critical decisions.
  3. Just as important, there's a whiff of dithering around that 13-year time frame.


  • Bill Schools Barry on Syria

    After dithering over what to do about Syria, President Obama was taken to the leadership woodshed by Bill Clinton.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: New York Times


  1. "The White House must stop dithering while America's armed forces are in danger," Cheney told the conservative Center for Security Policy. "It's time for President Obama to do what it takes to win a war he has repeatedly and rightly called a...
    on Oct 22, 2009 By: Vice President Dick Cheney Source: Boston Globe

  2. "Partisan fights and dithering could only make whatever recession we're going to have worse," Schumer said. "There's a real spirit of compromise in Washington right now, a spirit of let's get together, put away the bipartisan differences,...
    on Jan 20, 2008 By: Charles Schumer Source: Forbes

  3. "We're out with the dithering, we're in with a bang," a top Obama aide said.
    on Nov 23, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: ABC News

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