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’

SYNONYMS
stupid, unintelligent, ignorant, dense, brainless, mindless, foolish, dull-witted, dull, slow-witted, witless, slow, dunce-like, simple-minded, empty-headed, vacuous, vapid, half-witted, idiotic, moronic, imbecilic, imbecile, obtuse, doltish
gullible, naive
informal thick, dumb, dopey, dozy, crazy, cretinous, birdbrained, pea-brained, pig-ignorant, bovine, slow on the uptake, soft in the head, brain-dead, boneheaded, lamebrained, thickheaded, chuckleheaded, dunderheaded, wooden, wooden-headed, fat-headed, muttonheaded
British informal daft, barmy, not the full shilling, thick as two short planks
North American vulgar slang dumb-ass
ANTONYMS

intelligent, clever, astute

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