dimness


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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:
Noun1.dimness - the state of being poorly illuminated
semidarkness - partial darkness
2.dimness - the property of lights or sounds that lack brilliance or are reduced in intensity
dullness - a lack of visual brightness; "the brightness of the orange sky was reflected in the dullness of the orange sea"
3.dimness - the quality of being dim or lacking contrast
blurriness, fuzziness, indistinctness, fogginess, softness - the quality of being indistinct and without sharp outlines

dimness

noun
Absence or deficiency of light:
Translations
تَعْتيم، تَخْفيف الضوء، عَدم وَضوح
nejasnostšero
mørke
óskÿrleiki; sljóleiki
loşluk

dimness

[ˈdɪmnɪs] N
1. [of light] → lo tenue; [of room] → penumbra f, la poca luz; [of eyesight] → debilidad f
2. [of figure, shape, outline] → lo borroso; [of memory] → vaguedad f
3. [of prospects] → lo poco prometedor
4. (= stupidity) → cortedad f, torpeza f

dimness

n
(of light)Schwäche f, → Trübheit f; (of metal)Mattheit f; the dimness of the roomdas Halbdunkel or Dämmerlicht im Zimmer
(= vagueness, of figure, shape) → Undeutlichkeit f; (of outline, eyesight, memory)Schwäche f; (of eyes)Trübheit f
the dimness of his prospectsseine schlechten Aussichten pl
(inf: = stupidity) → Beschränktheit f (inf)

dimness

[ˈdɪmnɪs] n (of light, sight) → debolezza; (of place) → oscurità; (of outline) → vaghezza; (of sound) → carattere m indistinto (fam) (of person) → stupidità

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

dimness

n. opacidad; obscurecimiento de la vista.
References in classic literature ?
But wherever there is a rich supply of Fog objects that are at a distance, say of three feet, are appreciably dimmer than those at a distance of two feet eleven inches; and the result is that by careful and constant experimental observation of comparative dimness and clearness, we are enabled to infer with great exactness the configuration of the object observed.
Then I looked out at the darkling sea, where in the dimness his little island was hidden.
As you ascend the mountains about its shores, says he, you behold this immense body of water spreading itself before you, and stretching further and further, in one wide and far-reaching expanse, until the eye, wearied with continued and strained attention, rests in the blue dimness of distance, upon lofty ranges of mountains, confidently asserted to rise from the bosom of the waters.
I slunk past it with only a side glance and sought the dimness of quiet streets away from the centre of the usual night gaieties of the town.
Hung round with those dusky curtains, the world is no longer a mere dingy workshop, but a stately temple wherein man may worship, and where at times in the dimness his groping hands touch God's.
And when her answering look of happiness came to him--a sudden dimness in her straight gray eyes--he was overmastered by the knowledge that he must say something or burst.
A dozen year next Christmas,' returned a cracked voice out of the dimness behind.
In these lengthened vigils, his brain often reeled, and visions seemed to flit before him; perhaps seen doubtfully, and by a faint light of their own, in the remote dimness of the chamber, or more vividly and close beside him, within the looking-glass.
Great shapes like big machines rose out of the dimness, and cast grotesque black shadows, in which dim spectral Morlocks sheltered from the glare.
In the dimness of the landing I could not see him very well, but there was something in his voice that surprised me.
He looked down upon the plain, a-quiver with the sun, stretching vastly before him: in the distance were the roofs of Mannheim and ever so far away the dimness of Worms.
Prince Andrew collected all his strength in an effort to recover his senses, he moved a little, and suddenly there was a ringing in his ears, a dimness in his eyes, and like a man plunged into water he lost consciousness.