Synonyms of dim


1. dim, dip, change intensity

usage: switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam

2. dim, change

usage: become dim or lusterless; "the lights dimmed and the curtain rose"

3. dim, darken

usage: make dim or lusterless; "Time had dimmed the silver"

4. blind, dim, darken

usage: make dim by comparison or conceal

5. blur, dim, slur, weaken

usage: become vague or indistinct; "The distinction between the two theories blurred"


1. dim, subdued, dark (vs. light)

usage: lacking in light; not bright or harsh; "a dim light beside the bed"; "subdued lights and soft music"

2. dim, faint, shadowy, vague, wispy, indistinct (vs. distinct)

usage: lacking clarity or distinctness; "a dim figure in the distance"; "only a faint recollection"; "shadowy figures in the gloom"; "saw a vague outline of a building through the fog"; "a few wispy memories of childhood"

3. dimmed (vs. undimmed), dim, low-beam(prenominal)

usage: made dim or less bright; "the dimmed houselights brought a hush of anticipation"; "dimmed headlights"; "we like dimmed lights when we have dinner"

4. black, bleak, dim, hopeless (vs. hopeful)

usage: offering little or no hope; "the future looked black"; "prospects were bleak"; "Life in the Aran Islands has always been bleak and difficult"- J.M.Synge; "took a dim view of things"

5. dense, dim, dull, dumb, obtuse, slow, stupid (vs. smart)

usage: slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity; "so dense he never understands anything I say to him"; "never met anyone quite so dim"; "although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick"- Thackeray; "dumb officials make some really dumb decisions"; "he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse"; "worked with the slow students"

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Definition and meaning of dim (Dictionary)