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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

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

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

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

What is feminism? Simply the belief that women should be as free as men, however nuts, dim, deluded, badly dressed, fat, receding, lazy, and smug they might be.
Caitlin Moran

Experience is a dim lamp, which only lights the one who bears it.
Louis-Ferdinand Celine
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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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