Textual thesaurus for "dim"

(adj) subdued

lacking in light; not bright or harsh

a dim light beside the bed; subdued lights and soft music

(adj) dimmed

made dim or less bright

the dimmed houselights brought a hush of anticipation; dimmed headlights; we like dimmed lights when we have dinner

(adj) dense, dull, dumb, obtuse, slow

slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity

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- Thackeray; dumb officials make some really dumb decisions; he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse; worked with the slow students

(adj) faint, shadowy, vague, wispy

lacking clarity or distinctness

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

(adj) black, bleak

offering little or no hope

the future looked black; prospects were bleak; Life in the Aran Islands has always been bleak and difficult- J.M.Synge; took a dim view of things

(verb) blur, slur

become vague or indistinct

The distinction between the two theories blurred

(verb) blind

make dim by comparison or conceal

(verb) dip

switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam