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Idioms about dim

    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

synonym study for dim

1. See dark.

OTHER WORDS FROM dim

Other definitions for dim (2 of 3)

dim.1

abbreviation
(in prescriptions) one-half.

Origin of dim.

1
From the Latin word dīmidius

Other definitions for dim (3 of 3)

dim.2

abbreviation
dimension.
diminish.
diminuendo.
diminutive.
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How to use dim in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for dim

dim
/ (dɪm) /

adjective dimmer or dimmest
verb dims, dimming or dimmed

Derived forms of dim

dimly, adverbdimness, noun

Word Origin for dim

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

dim.

abbr.
dimidius (half)
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Other Idioms and Phrases with dim

dim

see take a dim view.

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