Synonyms of dim in English:

dim


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adjective

1‘the stage lighting was extremely dim’

SYNONYMS

faint, weak, feeble, soft, pale, dull, dingy, subdued, muted, flat, lustreless

informal wishy-washy

ANTONYMS

bright

2‘it was a dim, grey day’

SYNONYMS

dark, darkish, sombre, dingy, dismal, gloomy, dusky, murky

grey, overcast, leaden, cloudy, misty, foggy

badly lit, poorly lit, ill-lit, unlit, unilluminated

literary crepuscular, tenebrous

rare Stygian, Cimmerian, caliginous

ANTONYMS

bright

3‘he glimpsed dim shapes through the foliage’

SYNONYMS

indistinct, ill-defined, unclear, vague, shadowy, imperceptible, nebulous, obscured, blurred, blurry, fuzzy, bleary

rare obfuscated

ANTONYMS

distinct

4‘he had only dim memories of his late father’

SYNONYMS

vague, unclear, indistinct, imprecise, imperfect, confused, sketchy, hazy, blurred, shadowy, foggy, obscure, remote

ANTONYMS

clear

5‘I expect you think I'm awfully dim’

See stupid

6‘their prospects for the future looked fairly dim’

SYNONYMS

gloomy, sombre, unpromising, unfavourable, discouraging, disheartening, depressing, dispiriting

ANTONYMS

encouraging


verb

1‘she insisted the lights be dimmed’

SYNONYMS

turn down, lower, dip

make dim, make faint, make less bright, make less intense, soften, subdue, mute

literary bedim

ANTONYMS

turn up

2‘wait until the gas lamps dim’

SYNONYMS

grow faint, grow feeble, grow dim, fade, dull

3‘the skies dimmed’

SYNONYMS

grow dark, darken, blacken, cloud over, become overcast, grow leaden, lour, become gloomy

ANTONYMS

brighten

4‘my memories have not dimmed with the passage of time’

SYNONYMS

fade, become vague, become indistinct, grow dim, blur, become blurred, become shadowy, become confused

dull, numb, fail, disappear

ANTONYMS

sharpen

5‘the fighting dimmed hopes of peace’

SYNONYMS

diminish, reduce, lessen, weaken, fade, make faint, undermine, impair

ANTONYMS

increase