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RELATED WORDS

dingy, lackluster, murky, shadowy, faint, cloudy, dark, gloomy, fuzzy, dull, vague, blurred, depressing, somber, stupid, tarnish, eclipse, fade, blur, cloud

Nearby words

dilute, dilution, diluvial, diluvialism, diluvium, dim, dim bulb, dim sum, dim-out, dim-witted, dim.

Idioms

    take a dim view of, to regard with disapproval, skepticism, or dismay: Her mother takes a dim view of her choice of friends.

Origin of dim

before 1000; Middle English, Old English dim(me), cognate with Old Frisian dim, Old Norse dimmr
SYNONYMS FOR dim
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1. See dark.

Definition for dim (2 of 3)

dim.

1

(in prescriptions) one-half.

Origin of dim.

1
From the Latin word dīmidius

Definition for dim (3 of 3)

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British Dictionary definitions for dim

dim

/ (dɪm) /

adjective dimmer or dimmest

verb dims, dimming or dimmed

Derived Formsdimly, adverbdimness, noun

Word Origin for dim

Old English dimm; related to Old Norse dimmr gloomy, dark
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Medicine definitions for dim

dim.


abbr.

dimidius (half)
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Idioms and Phrases with dim

dim


see take a dim view.

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