Dithers vs Dithery - What's the difference?

dithers | dithery |

As a verb dithers

is (dither).

As an adjective dithery is

unable to think straight.




  • (dither)

  • dither



  • The state of being undecided.
  • * 2002 , Thomas P. Glynn, A Child's Christmas In Chicago , page 59:
  • *:Everyone was in a dither'''; either in it or about to get in it or just climbing out of it. Naturally, the Madam was not in a '''dither'''. '''Dither was a foreign concept to her.
  • A form of noise which is intentionally applied to randomize errors which occur in the processing of both digital audio and digital video data
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To tremble, shake, or shiver with cold.
  • *1913 ,
  • *:Presently he came running out of the scullery, with the soapy water dripping from him, dithering with cold.
  • To be uncertain or unable to make a decision about doing something.
  • *2012 , The Economist, Sept. 22nd issue, '' Indian Reform: At Last
  • *:The dithering Mr Singh of recent times may worry that his reform proposals are already too bold. The reforming Mr Singh of yore would see them as just the start.
  • To do something nervously.
  • (computer graphics) To render an approximation of (an image, etc.) by using dot patterns in similar colours to those that are unavailable on the system.
  • Derived terms

    * ditherer


    * *




    (en adjective)
  • unable to think straight
  • constantly moving about