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dim

 (dĭm)
adj. dim·mer, dim·mest
1.
a. Lacking in brightness: a dim room.
b. Emitting only a small amount of light; faint: a dim light bulb. See Synonyms at dark.
2. Lacking luster; dull or subdued: dim, faded colors.
3. Faintly or unclearly perceived; indistinct: a dim figure in the distance; dim, far-off sounds.
4. Lacking sharpness or clarity; vague: a dim recollection; only a dim idea of how the machine worked.
5. Weak or diminished; feeble: dim eyesight; a dim hope.
6. Negative, unfavorable, or disapproving: a dim future in store; takes a dim view of gambling.
7. Dull or slow-witted: "[She] had always seemed rather dim and vacant" (Mary V. Dearborn).
tr. & intr.v. dimmed, dim·ming, dims
To make or become dim.
n.
1.
a. A parking light on a motor vehicle.
b. A low beam.
2. Archaic Dusk.

[Middle English, from Old English.]

dim′ly adv.
dim′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.dimly - in a dim indistinct manner; "we perceived the change only dimly"
2.dimly - in a manner lacking interest or vitality; "a palely entertaining show"
3.dimly - with a dim light; "a dimly lit room"
Translations
بُصورَةٍ مُعْتِمه واضِحَه
matněnejasně
dauflega, óljóst

dimly

[ˈdɪmlɪ] ADV
1. [shine, glow] → débilmente, tenuemente
dimly litpoco iluminado, iluminado con una luz tenue
2. (= vaguely) [remember, recollect] → vagamente
I dimly rememberrecuerdo vagamente ...
I was dimly aware thatera vagamente consciente de que ...
you could dimly make out the shapeapenas se entreveía la forma

dimly

[ˈdɪmli] adv
[shine] → faiblement
dimly lit → faiblement éclairé(e)
[see, remember] → vaguement

dimly

adv
shineschwach; dimly litschwach beleuchtet
(= vaguely)undeutlich; seeverschwommen; the peninsula was dimly visibleman konnte die Halbinsel gerade noch ausmachen; I was dimly aware that …es war mir undeutlich bewusst, dass …; she dimly remembered itsie erinnerte sich (noch) dunkel daran; in the dimly-remembered pastin dunkler Vorzeit

dimly

[ˈdɪmlɪ] adv (hear, remember) → vagamente; (shine) → debolmente

dim

(dim) adjective
1. not bright or distinct. a dim light in the distance; a dim memory.
2. (of a person) not intelligent. She's a bit dim!
verbpast tense, past participle dimmed
to make or become dim. Tears dimmed her eyes; He dimmed the lights in the theatre.
ˈdimly adverb
ˈdimness noun
References in classic literature ?
Near the side of the road, in a little open space and hardly ten paces away, stood the figure of a man, dimly visible and as motionless as he.
A dolorous place it was, this canoe house, filled with groans and sighs, corpses beneath the floor and composing the floor, creatures soon to be corpses upon the floor, corpses swinging in aerial sepulchre overhead, long black canoes, high-ended like beaked predatory monsters, dimly looming in the light of a slow fire where sat an ancient of the tribe of Somo at his interminable task of smoke-curing a bushman's head.
A certain light was beginning to dawn dimly within her,--the light which, showing the way, forbids it.
She hurriedly ascended the narrow dimly lit stone staircase, calling to Pierre, who was lagging behind, to follow.
Let the reader picture to himself the hall of the vastest cathedral he ever stood in, windowless indeed, but dimly lighted from above, presumably by shafts connected with the outer air and driven in the roof, which arched away a hundred feet above our heads, and he will get some idea of the size of the enormous cave in which we found ourselves, with the difference that this cathedral designed by nature was loftier and wider than any built by man.
They found themselves in a vast cave which was dimly lighted by the tiny grains of radium that lay scattered among the loose rocks.
Presently from along the avenue before him came the familiar sound of clanking accouterments, the herald of marching warriors, and almost simultaneously he saw upon his right an open doorway dimly lighted from within.
We entered a spacious hall with a low ceiling, dimly lighted at its further end by one small oil-lamp.
The shades were drawn, and the lights in many rooms shone dimly through them.
There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes this whole universe for a vast practical joke, though the wit thereof he but dimly discerns, and more than suspects that the joke is at nobody's expense but his own.
I cannot give a due notion of the comfort this book afforded me by the light it cast upon paths where I had dimly made my way before, but which I now followed in the full day.
Behind them were men afoot, marching in column, with dimly gleaming rifles aslant above their shoulders.