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Definition of Dim


  1. Not bright or distinct; wanting luminousness or clearness; obscure in luster or sound; dusky; darkish; obscure; indistinct; overcast; tarnished.
  2. Of obscure vision; not seeing clearly; hence, dull of apprehension; of weak perception; obtuse.
  3. To render dim, obscure, or dark; to make less bright or distinct; to take away the luster of; to darken; to dull; to obscure; to eclipse.
  4. To deprive of distinct vision; to hinder from seeing clearly, either by dazzling or clouding the eyes; to darken the senses or understanding of.
  5. To grow dim.

Dim Quotations

It is the dim haze of mystery that adds enchantment to pursuit. - Antoine Rivarol
It is the dim haze of mystery that adds enchantment to pursuit.
Antoine Rivarol

We forget just how painfully dim the world was before electricity. A candle, a good candle, provides barely a hundredth of the illumination of a single 100 watt light bulb.
Bill Bryson

Not the torturer will scare me, nor the body's final fall, nor the barrels of death's rifles, nor the shadows on the wall, nor the night when to the ground the last dim star of pain, is hurled but the blind indifference of a merciless, unfeeling world.
Roger Waters

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

In the dim background of mind we know what we ought to be doing but somehow we cannot start.
William James
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Dim Translations

dim in Afrikaans is donker, duister
dim in Dutch is schemerig
dim in Italian is semibuio, torbida, appannato
dim in Norwegian is dempe, matt, svak, uklar
dim in Spanish is oscuro, turbio, lasto, crepuscular
dim in Swedish is dimensionera, oklar
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