Synonyms of dim in English:



  • 1 the dim light
    faint, weak, feeble, soft, pale, dull, subdued, muted
    [Antonyms] bright
  • 2 long dim corridors
    dark, badly lit, ill-lit, underlit, dingy, dismal, gloomy, murky
    literary tenebrous
    [Antonyms] bright
  • 3 a dim figure
    [Antonyms] distinct
  • 4 dim memories
    vague, imprecise, imperfect, unclear, indistinct, sketchy, hazy, blurred, shadowy
    [Antonyms] clear, distinct
  • 5 informal is she a bit dim? See stupid (sense 1)
  • 6 their prospects for the future looked dim
    gloomy, unpromising, unfavorable, discouraging, disheartening, depressing, dispiriting, hopeless
    [Antonyms] encouraging
  • verb

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  • 1 the lights were dimmed
    turn down, lower, soften, subdue, mute
    literary bedim
    [Antonyms] turn up
  • 2 my memories have not dimmed with time
    fade, become vague, dwindle, blur
    [Antonyms] sharpen
  • 3 the fighting dimmed hopes of peace
    diminish, reduce, lessen, weaken, undermine
    [Antonyms] intensify
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