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  1. [verb] switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam
    Synonyms: dip

  2. [verb] become or make darker; "The screen darkend"; "He darkened the colors by adding brown"
    Synonyms: darken

  3. [verb] become dim or lusterless; "the lights dimmed and the curtain rose"

  4. [verb] make dim or lusterless; "Time had dimmed the silver"

  5. [verb] make dim by comparison or conceal
    Synonyms: blind

  6. [verb] become vague or indistinct; "The distinction between the two theories blurred"
    Synonyms: blur, slur

  7. [adjective] lacking in light; not bright or harsh; "a dim light beside the bed"; "subdued lights and soft music"
    Synonyms: subdued

  8. [adjective] 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"
    Synonyms: faint, shadowy, vague, wispy

  9. [adjective] made dim or less bright; "the dimmed houselights brought a hush of anticipation"; "dimmed headlights"; "we like dimmed lights when we have dinner"
    Synonyms: med

  10. [adjective] 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"
    Synonyms: black, bleak

  11. [adjective] 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"
    Synonyms: dense, dull, dumb, obtuse, slow


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