- 1not bright the dim glow of the fire in the grate This light is too dim to read by. place
- 2where you cannot see well because there is not much light a dim room/street shape
- 3that you cannot see well because there is not much light the dim outline of a house in the moonlight I could see a dim shape in the doorway. eyes
- 4not able to see well His eyesight is getting dim. memories
- 5 that you cannot remember or imagine clearly synonym vague dim memories She had a dim recollection of meeting him. (humorous) in the dim and distant past person
- 6 (informal) not intelligent He's very dim. situation
- 7not giving any reason to have hope; not good Her future career prospects look dim.
- noun [uncountable] It took a while for his eyes to adjust to the dimness. see also dimlyIdioms
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to disapprove of someone or something; to not have a good opinion of someone or something She took a dim view of my suggestion.
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