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1 dim

Switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam.

synoniem: dip.

Roget 422: be dim, grow dim etc. adj.; flicker, twinkle, glimmer; loom, lower; fade; pale, pale its ineffectual fire [Hamlet]. ... meer laten zien

Roget 421: be dark etc. adj.. darken, obscure, shade; dim; tone down, lower; overcast, overshadow; eclipse; obfuscate, offuscate; ... meer laten zien

Nederlands: duisteren



2 dim

Become dim or lusterless.

3 dim

Make dim or lusterless.

4 dim

Make dim by comparison or conceal.

synoniem: blind.

5 dim

Become vague or indistinct.

synoniemen: blur, slur.

Nederlands: bekladden, vervagen

bijvoeglijk naamwoord

1 dim

Lacking in light; not bright or harsh:
— A dim light beside the bed.

synoniem: subdued.

Roget 426: opaque, impervious to light; adiaphanous; dim etc. 422; turbid, thick, muddy, opacous, obfuscated, fuliginous, cloud, hazy, ... meer laten zien

Pools: mroczny, przyćmiony

2 dim

Lacking clarity or distinctness:
— A dim figure in the distance.

synoniemen: faint, shadowy, vague, wispy.

Roget 447: invisible, imperceptible; undiscernible, indiscernible; unapparent, non-apparent; out of sight, not in sight; a perte de vue [Fr.]; behind the scenes, behind the curtain; viewless, sightless; ... meer laten zien

Roget 422: dim, dull, lackluster, dingy, darkish, shorn of its beams, dark 421.    faint, shadowed forth; glassy; cloudy; misty etc. ... meer laten zien

Roget 519: unintelligible, unaccountable, undecipherable, undiscoverable, unknowable, unfathomable; incognizable, inexplicable, inscrutable; inapprehensible, incomprehensible; insolvable, insoluble; impenetrable.    ... meer laten zien

3 dim

Made dim or less bright:
— The dimmed houselights brought a hush of anticipation.
— Dimmed headlights.
— We like dimmed lights when we have dinner.

synoniem: dimmed.

Pools: przyciemniony

4 dim

Offering little or no hope:
— Took a dim view of things.

synoniemen: black, bleak.

5 dim

Slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity:
— Never met anyone quite so dim.

synoniemen: dense, dull, dumb, obtuse, slow.

Pools: tępogłowy, tępy


Moby betekeniswoordenboek: achromatic, achromatize, achromic, amorphous, anemic, ashen, ashy, banausic, bandage, barely audible, becloud, bedarken, bedazzle, bedim, befog, begloom, benight, black, black out, blacken ... meer laten zien.

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