The verb to dither means to hesitate about what to do because you are unable to decide
The verb to hesitate means to be slow to speak or act because you feel uncertain or nervous
Moreover looking up to dither with google search, give this results:
- sense of weakness
- not in control of the hesitation
It seems to me as it is colloquial and informal.
In my understanding, the verb to dither emphasizes the inability to decide, whereas to hesitate just emphasizes a break to think about it.
Is it correct, that to dither is informal and colloquial?
When I want to emphasize the inability, do I use
- to dither
- to hesitate
or another synonym? Which one is the best?