- Switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam.
- synonyms: dip
- Become dim or lusterless.
- usage: "the lights dimmed and the curtain rose"
- Make dim or lusterless.
- usage: "Time had dimmed the silver"
- Make dim by comparison or conceal.
- synonyms: blind
- Become vague or indistinct.
- usage: "The distinction between the two theories blurred"
- Lacking in light; not bright or harsh.
- usage: "a dim light beside the bed"; "subdued lights and soft music"
- synonyms: subdued
- Lacking clarity or distinctness.
- usage: "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"
- Made dim or less bright.
- usage: "the dimmed houselights brought a hush of anticipation"; "dimmed headlights"; "we like dimmed lights when we have dinner"
- synonyms: dimmed
- Offering little or no hope.
- usage: "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"
- Slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity.
- usage: "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"
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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