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dith·er / ˈdi[voicedth]ər/ • v. [intr.] 1. be indecisive: he was dithering about the election date. 2. [tr.] Comput. display or print (an image) without sharp edges so that there appear to be more colors in it than are really available: [as adj.] (dithered) dithered bit maps. • n. 1. inf. indecisive behavior: after months of dither they had still not agreed. 2. [in sing.] a state of agitation: buses are jammed and dirty and everyone is in a dither over taxis. DERIVATIVES: dith·er·er n. dith·er·y adj.

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ditherblather, foregather, gather, slather •farther, father, lather, rather •grandfather • stepfather • godfather •forefather •altogether, feather, heather, leather, nether, tether, together, weather, wether, whether •bather • sunbather •bequeather, breather •dither, hither, slither, swither, thither, whither, wither, zither •either, neither •bother, pother •Rhondda • mouther • loather •smoother, soother •another, brother, mother, other, smother, t'other •grandmother • stepmother •godmother • housemother •stepbrother • further

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dither quake, quiver. XVII. var. of (dial.) didder (XIV), orig. and still north., of symbolic orig.

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