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What's The Definition Of Dim?

[adj] lacking in light; not bright or harsh; "a dim light beside the bed"; "subdued lights and soft music"
[adj] made dim or less bright; "the dimmed houselights brought a hush of anticipation"; "dimmed headlights"; "we like dimmed lights when we have dinner"
[adj] slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity; "so dense he never understands anything I say to him"; "never met anyone quite so dim"; "although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick"- Thackeray; "dumb officials make some really dumb decisions"; "he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse"; "worked with the slow students"
[adj] lacking clarity or distinctness; "a dim figure in the distance"; "only a faint recollection"; "shadowy figures in the gloom"; "saw a vague outline of a building through the fog"; "a few wispy memories of childhood"
[adj] offering little or no hope; "the future looked black"; "prospects were bleak"; "Life in the Aran Islands has always been bleak and difficult"- J.M.Synge; "took a dim view of things"
[v] become vague or indistinct; "The distinction between the two theories blurred"
[v] make dim by comparison or conceal
[v] make dim or lusterless; "Time had dimmed the silver"
[v] become dim or lusterless; "the lights dimmed and the curtain rose"
[v] become or make darker; "The screen darkend"; "He darkened the colors by adding brown"
[v] switch a car's headlights from a higher to a lower beam

Synonyms | Synonyms for Dim: black | bleak | blind | blur | dark | darken | dense | dimmed | dip | dull | dumb | faint | hopeless | indistinct | low-beam(a) | obtuse | shadowy | slow | slur | stupid | subdued | vague | wispy

Related Terms | Find terms related to Dim: achromatic | achromatize | achromic | amorphous | anemic | ashen | ashy | banausic | bandage | barely audible | becloud | bedarken | bedazzle | bedim | befog | begloom | benight | black | black out | blacken | blah | blanch | bleach | blear | bleared | blear-eyed | bleary | bleary-eyed | bled white | blind | blind the eyes | blindfold | block the light | bloodless | blot out | blunt | blunt-witted | blur | blurred | blurry | brown | cadaverous | caliginous | cast a shadow | chloranemic | clear as mud | cloud | cloud over | cloudy | colorless | confused | dark | dark-colored | darken | darken over | darkish | darkle | darksome | daze | dazzle | dead | deadly pale | deathly pale | decolor | decolorize | decrescendo | defocus | deprive of sight | dim out | dim-eyed | dimmed | dimmish | dimpsy | dim-sighted | dim-witted | dingy | discolor | discolored | distant | dopey | drain | drain of color | dreary | dull | dull of mind | dull-headed | dull-pated | dull-sighted | dull-witted | dusk | dusky | eclipse | encloud | encompass with shadow | etiolate | etiolated | excecate | exsanguinated | exsanguine | exsanguineous | fade | faded | faint | faint-voiced | fallow | fat-witted | feeble | feeble-eyed | film | filmy | filmy-eyed | flat | fog | foggy | fume | fuzzy | gentle | ghastly | glare | gloam | gloom | gloomy | gouge | gravel-blind | gray | gross-headed | grow dark | grow dim | haggard | half-blind | half-heard | half-seen | half-visible | haze | hazy | heavy | hebetudinous | hoodwink | hueless | humdrum | hypochromic | ill-defined | inconspicuous | indefinite | indeterminate | indistinct | indistinguishable | lackluster | leaden | livid | lose resolution | low | lower | low-profile | lurid | lusterless | make blind | mat | mealy | merely glimpsed | mist | misty | mole-eyed | monotone | monotonous | muddy | murk | murksome | murky | murmured | muted | nebulous | neutral | obfuscate | obnubilate | obscure | obtuse | obumbrate | occult | occultate | opaque | out of focus | overcast | overcloud | overshadow | pale | pale as death | pale-faced | pallid | pasty | pedestrian | peroxide | pianissimo | piano | poky | purblind | sallow | sand-blind | scarcely heard | semidark | semivisible | shade | shadow | shadowy | shapeless | sickly | slow | slow-witted | sluggish | snow-blind | soft | soften | soft-sounding | soft-voiced | somber | stodgy | strike blind | subaudible | subdued | subfusc | tallow-faced | tarnish | tenebrous | thick-brained | thick-headed | thick-pated | thickskulled | thick-witted | tone down | toneless | transcendent | uncertain | unclear | uncolored | undefined | undetermined | unilluminated | unplain | unrecognizable | vague | wan | wash out | washed-out | waxen | weak | weak-eyed | weak-voiced | whey-faced | whispered | white | whiten | wooden

See Also | change | change intensity | darken | efface | gloss over | obliterate | skate over | skimp over | slur over | smooth over | weaken | wipe out

Dim In Webster's Dictionary

\Dim\, a. [Compar. {Dimmer}; superl. {Dimmest}.] [AS. dim; akin to OFries. dim, Icel. dimmr: cf. MHG. timmer, timber; of uncertain origin.] 1. Not bright or distinct; wanting luminousness or clearness; obscure in luster or sound; dusky; darkish; obscure; indistinct; overcast; tarnished. The dim magnificence of poetry. --Whewell. How is the gold become dim! --Lam. iv. 1. I never saw The heavens so dim by day. --Shak. Three sleepless nights I passed in sounding on, Through words and things, a dim and perilous way. --Wordsworth. 2. Of obscure vision; not seeing clearly; hence, dull of apprehension; of weak perception; obtuse. Mine eye also is dim by reason of sorrow. --Job xvii. 7. The understanding is dim. --Rogers. Note: Obvious compounds: dim-eyed; dim-sighted, etc. Syn: Obscure; dusky; dark; mysterious; imperfect; dull; sullied; tarnished.
\Dim\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dimmed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dimming}.] 1. To render dim, obscure, or dark; to make less bright or distinct; to take away the luster of; to darken; to dull; to obscure; to eclipse. A king among his courtiers, who dims all his attendants. --Dryden. Now set the sun, and twilight dimmed the ways. --Cowper. 2. To deprive of distinct vision; to hinder from seeing clearly, either by dazzling or clouding the eyes; to darken the senses or understanding of. Her starry eyes were dimmed with streaming tears. --C. Pitt.
\Dim\, v. i. To grow dim. --J. C. Shairp.

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