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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:
Adj.1.dimmed - made dim or less bright; "the dimmed houselights brought a hush of anticipation"; "dimmed headlights"; "we like dimmed lights when we have dinner"
undimmed, bright - not made dim or less bright; "undimmed headlights"; "surprisingly the curtain started to rise while the houselights were still undimmed"
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