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dim

dim

 
 
pronunciation:
dIm
parts of speech:
adjective, transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
take a dim view of
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: dimmer, dimmest
definition 1: poorly lighted.
It's hard to read in that dim corner.
synonyms:
dark
antonyms:
bright
similar words:
dusky, gloomy, murky, obscure, shadowed, tenebrous
definition 2: faint or dull.
The sound of the train was now dim.There was a dim light in the hallway.
synonyms:
dull, faint
antonyms:
bright, glaring
similar words:
dingy, dismal, drab, gloomy, obscure, pale, weak
definition 3: not clear to the senses or understanding; indistinct.
We could only see some dim shapes in the distance.You have only a dim notion of the difficulty involved in this.
synonyms:
blurry, indistinct, vague
antonyms:
clear, distinct
similar words:
bleary, blurred, cloudy, fuzzy, hazy, indiscernible, murky, nebulous, obscure, opaque, tenebrous, unclear
definition 4: not able to see or understand clearly.
Old age has made his eyes and wits dim.
synonyms:
slow
antonyms:
sharp
similar words:
bleary, dull, faint, obtuse, weak
definition 5: unlikely or unfavorable.
Without skills, he has dim prospects for getting a job.
synonyms:
slight, slim
antonyms:
bright, encouraging
similar words:
doubtful, inauspicious, slender, unfavorable, unlikely
phrase: take a dim view of
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: dimmed, dimming, dims
definition 1: to decrease the amount of light, brilliance, or distinctness of or in.
I dimmed the lights in the room.
antonyms:
turn up
similar words:
blur, darken, douse, lower, soften, turn down
definition 2: to switch (automotive vehicle headlights) from high intensity or position to ordinary intensity.
Some drivers don't bother to dim their lights when they approach oncoming cars.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to fade, blur, or become darker.
Memories dim with the passage of time.
synonyms:
blur, fade
antonyms:
sharpen
 
part of speech: noun
definition: (pl.) the lower-intensity or lower-pitched lights of an automotive vehicle.
synonyms:
dimmers
similar words:
low beams
derivations: dimly (adv.), dimness (n.)
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