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Adjective
Dark or lacking in light
“Gus's father looked particularly worn down in the dim tavern lighting.”
Adjective
Having no shine or luster
“The sun emitted dim rays of light and its reflection on the sea was moving constantly.”
Adjective
Not visually distinct to one's sight or memory
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“The baying hounds triggered a dim ancestral memory of rapacious wolf packs hard-wired somewhere deep inside his brain.”
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Unfavorable with regard to opinion or hope
“It would have empowered me to be clueless too, instead of my holding on to the dim hope that things might work out.”
Adjective
Stupid or slow to understand
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“No less worrisome, therefore, is the fact that the networks that own so many of these stations are too dim to understand this fact.”
Adjective
Expressing subtlety of a particular quality as opposed to intense
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Situated in or full of shade
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Diminished by interference
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Difficult for the mind to grasp
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Lacking in vitality, force, or conviction
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Having a sense of vagueness, insubstantiality, or incongruousness
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Dingy and stuffy
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Uninventive, uncreative
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Weak or faint in strength or intensity, as if diluted by water
Adjective
Not clearly visible or attracting attention
Verb
To become, or to make, less bright, especially of a light source
“You can even dim the lights in the classroom and shine a flashlight on your face as you read, to up the spooky factor.”
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To become, or cause to become, dark
“The night sky would dim tremendously with the stars currently visible to the naked eye being reduced to a mere handful.”
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To fade or become less intense
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“There would always be a special place in the heart for each other, but time would pass and memory would dim.”
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To make, or become, visually indistinct
“Mixed in with it are tiny dust grains and, like smoke, they dim our view of things beyond.”
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To lessen, diminish or weaken
“A clash with Hegel, then the leading luminary of the German philosophical world, appeared to dim his prospects of becoming a successful lecturer.”
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To lose, or cause to lose, color or brightness
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To become dark or dim, typically of a source of light
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To dull or blunt, especially to render obtuse
Noun
The close of the day
“Airmen ran to unload them by the dim green light of their night vision goggles.”
Interjection
Stupid, dumb
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