Synonyms for dim

Synonyms for (verb) dim

Synonyms: blur, dim, slur

Definition: become vague or indistinct

Usage: The distinction between the two theories blurred

Similar words: weaken

Definition: become weaker

Usage: The prisoner's resistance weakened after seven days


Synonyms: dim, blind

Definition: make dim by comparison or conceal

Similar words: darken

Definition: make dark or darker

Usage: darken a room


Synonyms: dim

Definition: make dim or lusterless

Usage: Time had dimmed the silver

Similar words: darken

Definition: make dark or darker

Usage: darken a room


Synonyms: dim

Definition: become dim or lusterless

Usage: the lights dimmed and the curtain rose

Similar words: change

Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night


Synonyms: dim, dip

Definition: switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam

Similar words: change intensity

Definition: increase or decrease in intensity

Synonyms for (adjective) dim

Synonyms: dim, subdued

Definition: lacking in light; not bright or harsh

Usage: a dim light beside the bed; subdued lights and soft music

Similar words: dark

Definition: devoid of or deficient in light or brightness; shadowed or black

Usage: sitting in a dark corner; a dark day; dark shadows; dark as the inside of a black cat


Synonyms: dim, dimmed

Definition: made dim or less bright

Usage: the dimmed houselights brought a hush of anticipation; dimmed headlights; we like dimmed lights when we have dinner

Similar words: low-beam

Definition: used of headlights

Usage: following with low-beam headlights


Synonyms: dim, dense, dull, dumb, obtuse, slow

Definition: slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity

Usage: 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

Similar words: stupid

Definition: lacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity


Synonyms: faint, shadowy, dim, vague, wispy

Definition: lacking clarity or distinctness

Usage: 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

Similar words: indistinct

Definition: not clearly defined or easy to perceive or understand

Usage: indistinct shapes in the gloom; an indistinct memory; only indistinct notions of what to do


Synonyms: black, dim, bleak

Definition: offering little or no hope

Usage: 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

Similar words: hopeless

Definition: without hope because there seems to be no possibility of comfort or success

Usage: in an agony of hopeless grief; with a hopeless sigh he sat down