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Adjective: dim (dimmer,dimmest)  dim
  1. Lacking in light; not bright or harsh
    "a dim light beside the bed";
    - subdued
     
  2. Made dim or less bright
    "the dim houselights brought a hush of anticipation";
    - dimmed
     
  3. Lacking clarity or distinctness
    "a dim figure in the distance";
    - faint, shadowy, vague, wispy
     
  4. Offering little or no hope
    "took a dim view of things";
    - black, bleak
     
  5. [informal] Taking more than usual time to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity
    "never met anyone quite so dim";
    - dense, dull, dumb, obtuse, slow
Verb: dim (dimmed,dimming)  dim
  1. Become dim or lusterless
    "the lights dimmed and the curtain rose"
     
  2. Make dim or lusterless
    "Time had dimmed the silver"
     
  3. Make dim by comparison or conceal
    - blind
     
  4. Switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam
    - dip
     
  5. Become vague or indistinct
    "The distinction between the two theories dimmed";
    - blur, slur

Derived forms: dimmed, dimmer, dimming, dimmest, dims

See also: dark, hopeless, indistinct, low-beam, stupid

Type of: change, change intensity, darken, weaken

Encyclopedia: Dim, Amur Oblast