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Daemon
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dither

(noun) An excited state of agitation.

Synonyms: fuss, pother, tizzy, flap

Usage: I was in such a dither while getting dressed this morning that I accidentally left the house with mismatched shoes.
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What does it mean to be in a dither?
SEE SYNONYMS FOR in a dither ON THESAURUS.COM. Also, all of a dither; in a flutter or tizzy. In a state of tremulous agitation, as in Planning the wedding put her in a dither, or He tried to pull himself together, but he was all of a dither, or She showed up in such a flutter that our meeting was useless.
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“Climate change intensifies while states that are the main contributors dither and politicians with veto power trivialize repeated scientific findings as ‘the greatest hoax ever perpetrated’.”

–Shaffer, Gregory C., International Law and Global Public Goods in a Legal Pluralist World (April 1, 2013). European Journal of International Law, Vol. 23 (2012), Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13–17.
thar
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It didn't use to be about being indecisive, it used to be more about the agitation

Quote:
Variant of didder, from Middle English didderen (“to tremble”),
ultimately from Proto-Germanic *titrōną,
whence also derived Old High German zittarōn (German zittern)
and Old Norse titra (Faroese titra, Icelandic titra).


German
Quote:
zittern (third-person singular simple present zittert, past tense zitterte, past participle gezittert, auxiliary haben)

to shiver, to tremble, to vibrate


Icelandic
Quote:
titr/a v (-aði)

quake, shiver, vibrate


it keeps that meaning in dialect


English
Quote:
From Middle English didderen (“to tremble”).
Verb
didder (third-person singular simple present didders, present participle diddering, simple past and past participle diddered)

(dialect, intransitive) To rattle or shiver.
Wilmar (USA) 1M
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Jim, the dithering character on "The Vicar of Dibley". Loved that program.
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Adyl Mouhei
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Dither:


Verb:

Be indecisive.
"I can't bear people who dither"


Synonyms :

hesitate
falter
waver
teeter
vacillate
oscillate


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Ajike Omooba
Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 6:47:48 PM

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A state of indecisive agitation.
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