Dimness Dim"ness, n. [AS. dimness.] 1. The state or quality ? being dim; lack of brightness, clearness, or distinctness; dullness; obscurity. [1913 Webster]

2. Dullness, or want of clearness, of vision or of intellectual perception. --Dr. H. More.

Syn: Darkness; obscurity; gloom. See {Darkness}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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