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adjective as in unfavorable with regard to opinion

adjective as in not very intelligent

verb as in darken; obscure

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Soon we had the entire garden to ourselves — we encountered fewer than a dozen people the entire weekend — and as the light dimmed behind an overcast sky, the three of us perched on a ledge near the trail’s end.

It’s during this dim period, when the stars still mingle with the moon in the sky but the sun announces that it’s on its way, that I’ve maintained a tenuous hold on the outside world through surfing.

This is Delaware, home of presidents and seekers of information about Cantonese dim sum to be served during the Super Bowl.

On a per-36-minutes and per-100-possessions basis, Randle is diming up his teammates more than he ever previously had.

When researchers look for far-off planets, they do so by watching stars and noting when planets pass in front of them, measuring the resulting dim in brightness.

Justin gazed out from the dim interior as more than 300 police motorcycles from dozens of jurisdictions rumbled past.

The essential fault lies not with the stars around him, however dim, but with himself.

Below, the thick marshland and dim lights created a scene that Breman describes as “Joseph Conrad territory.”

In a dim backroom of a mud hut in Save, 82-year-old Teresa Nyirabutunda sits propped upright in bed by her daughter, Francine.

My concerns about the study do not dim my admiration for the fund itself or the work that it does.

She opened the letter by the flickering firelight, which was stronger on the hearthrug than the light of the dim November day.

Dr. Ashton walked out of the chapel, and Val stood for a few moments where he was, looking up and down in the dim light.

Any moment, if he looked up, he would meet eyes—eyes that gazed with dim yet definite recognition into his own across the night.

The contrast between the open street and the enclosed stuffiness of the dim and crowded interior was overwhelming.

By the dim light of the campfire they saw what they supposed were the sleeping forms of their enemies.


On this page you'll find 227 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to dim, such as: blurred, cloudy, dark, dingy, dull, and faint.

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