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adjective (a)

  • made dim or less bright (adj.all)
    Synonym: dimmed
    Antonym: bright, undimmed
    The dimmed houselights brought a hush of anticipation.
    Dimmed headlights.
    We like dimmed lights when we have dinner.
    source: wordnet30
  • Not bright or distinct; wanting luminousness or clearness; obscure in luster or sound; dusky; darkish; obscure; indistinct; overcast; tarnished. (adjective)
    source: webster1913

adjective satellite (s)

  • lacking in light; not bright or harsh (adj.all)
    Synonym: subdued
    A dim light beside the bed.
    source: wordnet30
  • lacking clarity or distinctness (adj.all)
    Synonym: faint, shadowy, vague, wispy
    A dim figure in the distance.
    source: wordnet30
  • offering little or no hope (adj.all)
    Synonym: black, bleak
    Took a dim view of things.
    source: wordnet30
  • slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity (adj.all)
    Synonym: dense, dull, dumb, obtuse, slow
    Never met anyone quite so dim.
    source: wordnet30

verb (v)

  • switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam (verb.perception)
    Synonym: dip
    source: wordnet30
  • become dim or lusterless (verb.change)
    The lights dimmed and the curtain rose.
    source: wordnet30
  • make dim or lusterless (verb.change)
    Time had dimmed the silver.
    source: wordnet30
  • make dim by comparison or conceal (verb.change)
    Synonym: blind
    source: wordnet30
  • become vague or indistinct (verb.change)
    Synonym: blur, slur
    Antonym: focalise, focalize, focus
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To grow dim. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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