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DITHER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dither mean? 

DITHER (noun)
  The noun DITHER has 1 sense:

1. an excited state of agitation

  Familiarity information: DITHER used as a noun is very rare.


DITHER (verb)
  The verb DITHER has 2 senses:

1. act nervously; be undecided; be uncertain
2. make a fuss; be agitated

  Familiarity information: DITHER used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DITHER (noun)


Sense 1dither [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An excited state of agitation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

dither; fuss; pother; tizzy; flap

Context examples:

he was in a dither / there was a terrible flap about the theft

Hypernyms ("dither" is a kind of...):

agitation (a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance)


DITHER (verb)


Sense 1dither [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Act nervously; be undecided; be uncertain

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Hypernyms (to "dither" is one way to...):

fret (be agitated or irritated)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2dither [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a fuss; be agitated

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

dither; pother; flap

Hypernyms (to "dither" is one way to...):

fret; fuss; niggle (worry unnecessarily or excessively)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


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