1. Lacking in light;
    Not bright or harsh (synset 300276156)
    "a dim light beside the bed"; "subdued lights and soft music"
  2. Lacking clarity or distinctness (synset 300785775)
    "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. Made dim or less bright (synset 300285441)
    "the dimmed houselights brought a hush of anticipation"; "dimmed headlights"; "we like dimmed lights when we have dinner"
  4. Offering little or no hope (synset 301232434)
    "the future looked black"; "prospects were bleak"; "Life in the Aran Islands has always been bleak and difficult"; "took a dim view of things"
  5. Slow to learn or understand;
    Lacking intellectual acuity (synset 300442596)
    "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"; "dumb officials make some really dumb decisions"; "he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse"; "worked with the slow students"
  1. Switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam (synset 202166741)
  2. Become dim or lusterless (synset 200314386)
    "the lights dimmed and the curtain rose"
  3. Make dim or lusterless (synset 200314265)
    "Time had dimmed the silver"
  4. Make dim by comparison or conceal (synset 200313060)
  5. Become vague or indistinct (synset 200311895)
    "The distinction between the two theories blurred"

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