A Scottish variant spelling of withershins; in a direction contrary to the natural one, especially contrary to the apparent course of the sun or counterclockwise.
- Examples of word Widdershins in a sentence
“The circling dances are sunwise in areas of former hunting people and counter-sunwise or widdershins, among agriculturists.”
- Did you Know?
The word “widdershins” is commonly used today as a synonym for counterclockwise, but was originally used in a broader sense to mean “in the wrong way or opposite direction.” It was originally considered to be unlucky or causing disaster.
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