adjective, dim·mer, dim·mest.
verb (used with object), dimmed, dim·ming.
verb (used without object), dimmed, dim·ming.
Origin of dim
Synonyms for dim
Related Words for dimmedtarnish, eclipse, fade, blur, dull, cloud, lower, blear, muddy, bedim, haze, fog, becloud, obfuscate, pale, befog
Examples from the Web for dimmed
Contemporary Examples of dimmed
The dimmed lights and sizeable golden calf on the center of the conference table should tip you off.‘Persecuted’ Is the Christian Right’s Paranoid Wet Dream
July 22, 2014
He was like Norma Desmond up there, still craving the spotlight after the spotlight had long since been dimmed.Did Chris Christie Turn a Blind Eye?
January 10, 2014
Bush has been replaced by Barack Obama, who continues to garner international prestige even as his aura has dimmed at home.After the Presidential Election, a Tough Road for Hugo Chávez
October 9, 2012
But unquestionably enthusiasm has dimmed; uninspired indecision has replaced hope of change.Many 2008 Conservative Obama Backers, or ObamaCons, Will Stay True
September 4, 2012
But a couple of years in the spotlight, and his star has dimmed a little.Michael Tomasky on Romney’s Veep and Convention-Speaker Trap
July 17, 2012
Historical Examples of dimmed
And the mirror was dimmed with dust and overlaced with cobwebs.The Devil's Dictionary
Then a cloud settled over his face and dimmed the delight in it.Four Girls and a Compact
Annie Hamilton Donnell
Indeed, as she faced me to thank me I could see that her eyes were dimmed.Ruggles of Red Gap
Harry Leon Wilson
And she, understanding, stood away and watched me with dimmed eyes.The Prisoner of Zenda
The moonlight, which dimmed their radiance, made them look like pools of blood.The Fortune of the Rougons
adjective dimmer or dimmest
verb dims, dimming or dimmed
Word Origin for dim
c.1200, perhaps in Old English, from dim (adj.). Related: Dimmed; dimming.
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.
see take a dim view.