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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 ?
In the dim light the fig- ures of the men standing upon the express truck and pitching the boxes in at the doors of the cars were but dimly discernible.
Upward and outward the stone walls swept, and they saw dimly before them, in the light of their torches, a vast cavern, seemingly formed by the falling in of mountains, which, in toppling over, had met overhead in a sort of rough arch, thus protecting, in a great measure, that which lay beneath them.
A certain light was beginning to dawn dimly within her,--the light which, showing the way, forbids it.
All beneath the fantastic limbs and ragged tree tops, which were, here and there, dimly painted against the starry zenith, lay alike in shadowed obscurity.
As they went on, the feeling of indistinctness and unreality kept dimly hovering round about her, and so diffusing itself into her system that one of her hands was hardly palpable to the touch of the other.
He saw the walls of the church dimly glaring under the trees beyond.
Almost in the same instant, with a thunder-boom, the enormous mass dropped into the sea, like Niagara's Table-Rock into the whirlpool; the suddenly relieved hull rolled away from it, to far down her glittering copper; and all caught their breath, as half swinging --now over the sailors' heads, and now over the water --Daggoo, through a thick mist of spray, was dimly beheld clinging to the pendulous tackles, while poor, buried-alive Tashtego was sinking utterly down to the bottom of the sea
He could make out dimly in one corner a pallet of rags and old blankets, spread upon the floor; at the foot of it was a crucifix, and near it a priest muttering a prayer.
Her shoes are gone--her stockings cut from her feet--while blood marked every step; but she saw nothing, felt nothing, till dimly, as in a dream, she saw the Ohio side, and a man helping her up the bank.
These farms which I have myself surveyed, these bounds which I have set up, appear dimly still as through a mist; but they have no chemistry to fix them; they fade from the surface of the glass, and the picture which the painter painted stands out dimly from beneath.
They sat together on the ground and looked dimly wondering into each other's faces a while, with a sort of weak animal curi- osity; then forgot each other's presence, and dropped their eyes, and you saw that they were away again and wandering in some far land of dreams and shadows that we know nothing about.
One could see the grand Alpine masses dimly outlined against the black firmament, and one or two faint stars blinking through rifts in the night.