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dither

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of dither

  1. 1 a state of nervous or irritated concern <Grandma usually gets in a dither if I don't make my weekly call> Synonyms fret, fluster, fuss, huff, lather, pother, stew, sweat, swelter, swivet, tizzy, twitterRelated Words bother, dudgeon, pique; alarm (also alarum), hand-wringing, panic; ado, agitation, delirium, distraction, furor, hysteria, uproar; nervous breakdown

  2. 2 a sense of panic or extreme nervousness <we were all in a dither while we waited for the test results> Synonyms butterflies, jitters, heebie-jeebies, jimjams, nerves, screaming meemies, shakes, shivers, whim-whams, williesRelated Words cold sweat, creeps, fidgets, goose bumps; agitation, anxiety, fear, hysteria, uneasiness; frazzle, nervous breakdown; edginess, jumpiness, skittishnessNear Antonyms aplomb, calm, composure, equanimity, imperturbability, self-possession, tranquillity (or tranquility)




dither

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of dither

  1. to show uncertainty about the right course of action <we dithered all afternoon over whether to go to the park or to the movies and ended up doing neither> Synonyms balance, hesitate, falter, halt, hang back, scruple, shilly-shally, stagger, teeter, vacillate, waver, wobble (also wabble)Related Words haw, hem; dally, dawdle, delay, linger, pause, procrastinate, wait; back down, chicken (out); consider, debate, deliberate, ponder, weigh; oscillate, sway; equivocate, hedge, pussyfoot, waffleNear Antonyms decide; budge, stir; advance, continueAntonyms dive (in), plunge (in)




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