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dim

dim

 
 
pronunciation:
dIm
parts of speech:
adjective, verb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: dimmer, dimmest
definition 1: not well lighted; dark.
It's hard to read in that dim corner.
synonyms:
dark
antonyms:
bright
similar words:
gloomy, murky, shadowed
definition 2: faint or dull.
The sound of the train grew dim.The light was so dim that I nearly tripped over the dog.
synonyms:
faint
antonyms:
bright, glaring
similar words:
dingy, dismal, drab, gloomy, obscure, pale, weak
definition 3: not clear to the senses or mind.
I could see only dim shapes in the fog.We had only a dim idea of how to build the shed.
synonyms:
blurry
antonyms:
clear, distinct
similar words:
blurred, cloudy, fuzzy, hazy, murky, obscure, opaque
definition 4: not able to see or understand clearly.
Old age has made his eyes dim.
synonyms:
slow
antonyms:
sharp
similar words:
dull, faint, weak
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: dimmed, dimming, dims
definition: to make dim.
I dimmed the lights in the room.
similar words:
blur, darken, lower, soften
derivations: dimly (adv.), dimness (n.)
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