Synonyms for dim

Grammar : Adj, verb
Spell : dim
Phonetic Transcription : dɪm

Top 10 synonyms for dim Other synonyms for the word dim

Définition of dim

Origin :
  • Old English dimm "dark, gloomy, obscure," from Proto-Germanic *dimbaz (cf. Old Norse dimmr, Old Frisian dim, Old High German timber "dark, black, somber"). Not known outside Germanic. Slang sense of "stupid" is from 1892. Related: Dimly; dimness.
  • adj darkish
  • adj unfavorable with regard to opinion
  • adj not very intelligent
  • verb darken; obscure
Example sentences :
  • Percival made his way toward one of them with a dim notion that he might be concerned.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • They lay together in the big bed, dim, face to face, talking.
  • Extract from : « Life and Death of Harriett Frean » by May Sinclair
  • How will he despise what he can grasp, for the sake of the dim glory that eludes him!
  • Extract from : « Other Tales and Sketches » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • But now some dim perception of this truth began to wake in her.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • Even in that dim light there could be no mistaking those features.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Before his book appeared in 1890 the sonnets lay in the dim light of guess-work.
  • Extract from : « The Man Shakespeare » by Frank Harris
  • In the dim hall light he realized that her face was strained and set.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • For at first she only perceived that a dim shadow was moving under the moonlight.
  • Extract from : « The Dream » by Emile Zola
  • In the open he found that he had a dim consciousness of light, but that was all.
  • Extract from : « The Leopard Woman » by Stewart Edward White
  • As his hand neared the latch I could see in the dim light that his movements were unsteady.
  • Extract from : « The Underdog » by F. Hopkinson Smith

Antonyms for dim

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