Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb dim

5 senses of dim

Sense 1
dim, dip -- (switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam)
       => change intensity -- (increase or decrease in intensity)

Sense 2
dim -- (become dim or lusterless; "the lights dimmed and the curtain rose")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

Sense 3
dim -- (make dim or lusterless; "Time had dimmed the silver")
       => darken -- (make dark or darker; "darken a room")

Sense 4
blind, dim -- (make dim by comparison or conceal)
       => darken -- (make dark or darker; "darken a room")

Sense 5
blur, dim, slur -- (become vague or indistinct; "The distinction between the two theories blurred")
       => weaken -- (become weaker; "The prisoner's resistance weakened after seven days")

Antonyms of adj dim

5 senses of dim

Sense 1
dim, subdued -- (lacking in light; not bright or harsh; "a dim light beside the bed"; "subdued lights and soft music")

INDIRECT (VIA dark) -> light -- (characterized by or emitting light; "a room that is light when the shutters are open"; "the inside of the house was airy and light")

Sense 2
dim, 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")

INDIRECT (VIA indistinct) -> distinct -- (easy to perceive; especially clearly outlined; "a distinct flavor"; "a distinct odor of turpentine"; "a distinct outline"; "the ship appeared as a distinct silhouette"; "distinct fingerprints")

Sense 3
dimmed (vs. undimmed), dim -- (made dim or less bright; "the dimmed houselights brought a hush of anticipation"; "dimmed headlights"; "we like dimmed lights when we have dinner")


Sense 4
black, bleak, dim -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA hopeless) -> hopeful -- (having or manifesting hope; "a line of people hopeful of obtaining tickets"; "found a hopeful way of attacking the problem")

Sense 5
dense, dim, 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")

INDIRECT (VIA stupid) -> smart -- (showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness)

Similarity of adj dim

5 senses of dim

Sense 1
dim, subdued -- (lacking in light; not bright or harsh; "a dim light beside the bed"; "subdued lights and soft music")
       => dark (vs. light) -- (devoid of or deficient in light or brightness; shadowed or black; "sitting in a dark corner"; "a dark day"; "dark shadows"; "dark as the inside of a black cat")

Sense 2
dim, 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")
       => indistinct (vs. distinct) -- (not clearly defined or easy to perceive or understand; "indistinct shapes in the gloom"; "an indistinct memory"; "only indistinct notions of what to do")

Sense 3
dimmed (vs. undimmed), dim -- (made dim or less bright; "the dimmed houselights brought a hush of anticipation"; "dimmed headlights"; "we like dimmed lights when we have dinner")
       => low-beam (prenominal) -- (used of headlights; "following with low-beam headlights")

Sense 4
black, bleak, dim -- (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")
       => hopeless (vs. hopeful) -- (without hope because there seems to be no possibility of comfort or success; "in an agony of hopeless grief"; "with a hopeless sigh he sat down")

Sense 5
dense, dim, 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")
       => stupid (vs. smart) -- (lacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity)

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