Definition of 'dither'
Example sentences containing 'dither'
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Thirteen years of dithering is unacceptable. The Sun (2016)Why are we still dithering? The Sun (2016)Politicians have dithered for years over how to solve England's airports conundrum. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We'd been dithering about doing that, and it just made up our minds. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We are condemned to another wasted year of paralysed dithering. The Sun (2009)He has surrendered minimum alcohol pricing and is still dithering over plain packaging for cigarettes. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He sensed much dithering over moves to buy new players and simply decided enough was enough and resigned. The Sun (2011)It is outrageous that a nation long famous for scientific invention is dithering about investing in the next generation of technologies. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Why was he dithering so much? Kevin Keegan - Black and White (1993)His Government is adrift dithering and indecisive. The Sun (2008)This has opened them up to the Conservative charge of dithering and delay. Times, Sunday Times (2008)To most voters he is weak, dithering and unclear about what he stands for. Times, Sunday Times (2013)As the federal government dithered, people died. Times, Sunday Times (2013) Years of government dithering over the airport's future have undoubtedly stoked frustrations. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The question is what the government should do, beyond dithering about caps on skilled workers. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Because this government has spent the past 11 years dithering over its energy policy. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He insisted yesterday the deal was still on, despite more than a year of dithering and delays. The Sun (2013)And the indications are that after decades of dithering, the government is ready to go ahead and spend it. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But his dithering approach is still a hit with viewers, which is why bosses are keen to keep him on board. The Sun (2013)The power supply is currently dangerously low due to the closure of coal and nuclear plants and the Government dithering on their replacements. The Sun (2016)I want to write about dithering, you see. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I said she should stop dithering about and buy a Golf diesel. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The French didn't think much of her dithering and she soon became unpopular. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Why the British Government is dithering is beyond me. The Sun (2009)You've been dithering about this year 's holiday. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Question 8 Your prospective tenant is dithering about whether to sign up for a year. Times, Sunday Times (2006)That will mean dithering and delay at a time when urgent and decisive and - yes - deeply unpopular action is needed. The Sun (2010)
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Translations for 'dither'
British English: dither VERB
When someone dithers, they hesitate because they are unable to make a quick decision about something.
We're still dithering over whether to marry.
Definition of dither from the Collins English Dictionary
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