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Definition 1: make dim or lusterless - [verb of change]

Samples where dim or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Time had dimmed the silver

(dim is a kind of ...) make dark or darker

"darken a room"

Definition 2: become dim or lusterless - [verb of change]

Samples where dim or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the lights dimmed and the curtain rose

(dim is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

Definition 3: make dim by comparison or conceal - [verb of change]

Synonyms for dim in the sense of this definition

(dim is a kind of ...) make dark or darker

"darken a room"

Definition 4: become vague or indistinct - [verb of change]

Samples where dim or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The distinction between the two theories blurred

Synonyms for dim in the sense of this definition

(dim is a kind of ...) become weaker

"The prisoner's resistance weakened after seven days"

(... is a kind of dim ) remove completely from recognition or memory

"efface the memory of the time in the camps"

Definition 5: switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam - [verb of perception]

Synonyms for dim in the sense of this definition

(dim is a kind of ...) increase or decrease in intensity

Definition 6: made dim or less bright - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where dim or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the dimmed houselights brought a hush of anticipation
  • dimmed headlights
  • we like dimmed lights when we have dinner

Synonyms for dim in the sense of this definition

(dim is similar to ...) used of headlights

"following with low-beam headlights"

Definition 7: lacking in light; not bright or harsh - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where dim or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a dim light beside the bed
  • subdued lights and soft music

Synonyms for dim in the sense of this definition

(dim is similar to ...) devoid of or deficient in light or brightness; shadowed or black

"sitting in a dark corner" "a dark day" "dark shadows" "dark as the inside of a black cat"

Definition 8: offering little or no hope - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where dim or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the future looked black
  • prospects were bleak
  • Life in the Aran Islands has always been bleak and difficult
  • took a dim view of things

Synonyms for dim in the sense of this definition

(dim is similar to ...) without hope because there seems to be no possibility of comfort or success

"in an agony of hopeless grief" "with a hopeless sigh he sat down"

Definition 9: lacking clarity or distinctness - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where dim or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for dim in the sense of this definition

(dim is similar to ...) not clearly defined or easy to perceive or understand

"indistinct shapes in the gloom" "an indistinct memory" "only indistinct notions of what to do"

Definition 10: slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where dim or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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
  • dumb officials make some really dumb decisions
  • he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse
  • worked with the slow students

Synonyms for dim in the sense of this definition

(dim is similar to ...) lacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity

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