Pronunciation: [ with-er-shinz ]
In a direction contrary to the sun's course, considered as unlucky; counterclockwise.
Origin: 1505; German
Etymology: from Middle Low German weddersins, from Middle High German widersinnes, from wider ‘against’ + sin ‘direction’; the second element was associated with Scots sin ‘sun’
Example: She didn't waken as her dad scooped her up in his arms, carried her down the staircase, then turned fully widdershins so that he was facing North.