noun British Dialect.

a state of confusion, excitement, or perplexity.

Origin of swither

1495–1505; origin uncertain; compare Old English geswithrian to retire, dwindle, fail
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verb (intr)

to hesitate; vacillate; be perplexed


hesitation; perplexity; agitation

Word Origin for swither

C16: of unknown origin
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