switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam
Synonym: dip
become dim or lusterless
the lights dimmed and the curtain rose
make dim or lusterless
Time had dimmed the silver
make dim by comparison or conceal
Synonym: blind
become vague or indistinct
The distinction between the two theories blurred
Synonym: blur, slur
made dim or less bright
the dimmed houselights brought a hush of anticipation|dimmed headlights|we like dimmed lights when we have dinner
Synonym: dimmed
lacking in light; not bright or harsh
a dim light beside the bed|subdued lights and soft music
Synonym: subdued
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
Synonym: faint, shadowy, vague, wispy
offering little or no hope
the future looked black|prospects were bleak|Life in the Aran Islands has always been bleak and difficult|took a dim view of things
Synonym: black, bleak
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|dumb officials make some really dumb decisions|he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse|worked with the slow students
Synonym: slow, obtuse, dumb, dull, dense