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1. dim

adjective. ['ˈdɪm'] lacking in light; not bright or harsh.

Synonyms

  • dark

Antonyms

  • sudden
  • fast

Etymology

  • dimm (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Dim

  • patronym
  • kibbutzim
  • prelim
  • mckim
  • whim
  • trimm
  • trim
  • swim
  • slim
  • skim
  • primm
  • prim
  • krim
  • klym
  • klim
  • grimme
  • grimm
  • grim
  • flim
  • crimm
  • crim
  • clim
  • brimm
  • brim
  • zim
  • yim
  • vim
  • timme
  • timm
  • tim

Sentences with dim


1. Noun, singular or mass
The eatery's dim lighting and dark hardwood furniture will set the stage for romance.

2. Verb, base form
These lamps may dim over time and then go bad or die suddenly.

3. Verb, 3rd person singular present
Make a full-course meal, dim the lights and light candles to set the mood.

Quotes about dim


1. His heart danced upon her movements like a cork upon a tide. He heard what her eyes said to him from beneath their cowl and knew that in some dim past, whether in life or revery, he had heard their tale before.
- James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

2. Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,Enwrought with golden and silver light,The blue and the dim and the dark clothsOf night and light and the half light,I would spread the cloths under your feet:But I, being poor, have only my dreams;I have spread my dreams under your feet;Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
- W.B. Yeats, The Wind Among the Reeds

3. The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it. You and you alone make me feel that I am alive. Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough.
- George Edward Moore

2. dim

adjective. ['ˈdɪm'] lacking clarity or distinctness.

Synonyms

  • indistinct
  • vague
  • shadowy
  • faint

Antonyms

  • active
  • discerning
  • compound
  • thin

Etymology

  • dimm (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. dim

verb. ['ˈdɪm'] switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam.

Synonyms

  • dip

Antonyms

  • bright
  • polished

Etymology

  • dimm (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. dim

adjective. ['ˈdɪm'] made dim or less bright.

Synonyms

  • low-beam

Antonyms

  • hurried
  • rush

Etymology

  • dimm (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. dim

verb. ['ˈdɪm'] make dim or lusterless.

Antonyms

  • spirited

Etymology

  • dimm (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. dim

adjective. ['ˈdɪm'] slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity.

Synonyms

  • obtuse
  • dense
  • stupid
  • dumb
  • dull

Antonyms

  • increase
  • accelerate
  • interesting
  • quickly

Etymology

  • dimm (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. dim

adjective. ['ˈdɪm'] offering little or no hope.

Synonyms

  • hopeless
  • black

Antonyms

  • penetrable
  • intelligent
  • precocious

Etymology

  • dimm (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. dim

verb. ['ˈdɪm'] become vague or indistinct.

Synonyms

  • slur
  • weaken
  • obliterate
  • blur

Antonyms

  • focus
  • stupidity
  • clearheaded
  • articulate

Etymology

  • dimm (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. dim

verb. ['ˈdɪm'] make dim by comparison or conceal.

Synonyms

  • darken

Antonyms

  • colourful
  • animated

Etymology

  • dimm (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. dim

verb. ['ˈdɪm'] become dim or lusterless.

Antonyms

  • lively

Etymology

  • dimm (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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