Dim
Dim Dim, a. [Compar. {Dimmer}; superl. {Dimmest}.] [AS. dim; akin to OFries. dim, Icel. dimmr: cf. MHG. timmer, timber; of uncertain origin.] 1. Not bright or distinct; wanting luminousness or clearness; obscure in luster or sound; dusky; darkish; obscure; indistinct; overcast; tarnished. [1913 Webster]

The dim magnificence of poetry. --Whewell. [1913 Webster]

How is the gold become dim! --Lam. iv. 1. [1913 Webster]

I never saw The heavens so dim by day. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Three sleepless nights I passed in sounding on, Through words and things, a dim and perilous way. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

2. Of obscure vision; not seeing clearly; hence, dull of apprehension; of weak perception; obtuse. [1913 Webster]

Mine eye also is dim by reason of sorrow. --Job xvii. 7. [1913 Webster]

The understanding is dim. --Rogers. [1913 Webster]

Note: Obvious compounds: dim-eyed; dim-sighted, etc.

Syn: Obscure; dusky; dark; mysterious; imperfect; dull; sullied; tarnished. [1913 Webster]


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