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  Definition of dim
  1. become vague or indistinct; "The distinction between the two theories blurred"
  2. make dim by comparison or conceal
  3. make dim or lusterless; "Time had dimmed the silver"
  4. become dim or lusterless; "the lights dimmed and the curtain rose"
  5. become or make darker; "The screen darkend"; "He darkened the colors by adding brown"
  6. switch (a car''s headlights) from a higher to a lower beam
  7. lacking in light; not bright or harsh; "a dim light beside the bed"; "subdued lights and soft music"
  8. made dim or less bright; "the dimmed houselights brought a hush of anticipation"; "dimmed headlights"; "we like dimmed lights when we have dinner"
  9. 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 mak
  10. 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"
  11. 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"
Similar Words: blur, slur, blind, darken, dip, subdued, dimmed, dense, dull, dumb, obtuse, slow, faint, shadowy, vague, wispy, black, bleak

 

See Also: gloss over, skate over, smooth over, slur over, skimp over

 

Hyponyms: obliterate, efface

 

Derivational Morphology: blur, fuzz, dimmer, blackening, darkening

 

Anagrams: MDI

 

 
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