Synonyms for Dim:

adj.

all (adjective)
faint, shadowy, subdued, vague, wispy.
dark (adjective)
black, cloudy, dark, darkened, dismal, drab, dreary, dusky, gloomy, inky, lightless, murky, obscure, shaded, shadowy, shady, somber, sooty, swarthy, umbrageous, silhouetted, caliginous.
darkish (adjective)
bleary, blurred, caliginous, cloudy, dark, dreary, dull, dusky, faint, flat, fuzzy, gloomy, ill-defined, indistinct, lackluster, lightless, mat, murky, shadowy, unclear, vague.
dim (adjective)
bleary, faint, filmy, foggy, hazy, indistinct, vague, half-lit, cloudy, murky, shadowy.
dull (adjective)
apathetic, benumbed, besotted, blunt, boorish, bovine, cloddish, comatose, dense, doltish, drowsy, dull, lethargic, loutish, obtuse, ponderous, sleepy, slow, sluggish, soporific, stupefied, thick-witted.
not very intelligent (adjective)
boorish, dense, doltish, dumb, obtuse, slow.
out of focus (adjective)
fuzzy.
shaded (adjective)
shaded.
shady (adjective)
shady.
unfavorable with regard to opinion (adjective)
somber.

n.

application, accounting package, address book, alpha version, application software, authoring software, automatic recovery program, autoresponder, backup utility, beta version. caliginous, complex, complicated, confused, confusing, contorted, difficult, elaborate, incomprehensible, intricate, involved. colors, drab, flat, idiotic, muddy, silly, simple-minded. doubtful, improbable, inconceivable, lackluster, lusterless, mat, remote, unlikely, long odds, I don't suppose, there is no question of something, you'll be lucky. blurred, blurry, clear, ill-defined, imperceptible, inconspicuous, invisible, misty, subtle. blindfold, fuzzy, indefinite, obstruct, unclear, undistinct. block out, extinguish, shadow, cut out. chip away, dilute, erode, lessen, moderate, reduce, shrivel, subside, weaken. catchy, commemorative, conscious, dimly, elusive, etched. insipid, wan. darkness (noun)
shadow.
dim (noun)
black, bleak, blind, blur, dark, darken, dense, dimmed, dip, dull, dumb, faint, hopeless, indistinct, low-beam, obtuse, shadowy, slow, slur, subdued, vague, wispy.
faint (noun)
study at dark.

v.

darken (verb)
blacken, cloud, darken, shade.
darken; obscure (verb)
blur, cloud, eclipse, fog, muddy, obfuscate.
dim (verb)
eclipse, fog.
obscure (verb)
obfuscate, overshadow.
perception (verb)
dip.

Other synonyms:

blurry, caliginous, catchy, improbable, undistinct. blindfold, block out, blurred, commemorative, dimly, elusive, etched, fuzzy, inconceivable, indefinite, insipid, lackluster, lusterless, mat, misty, obstruct. conscious, doubtful, drab, extinguish, unclear, wan. unlikely. cut out. remote. flat. Other relevant words:
bleak, blind, blindfold, blur, blurred, blurry, caliginous, confused, dimly, dimmed, dip, doubtful, drab, dumb, elusive, extinguish, flat, fuzzy, hopeless, idiotic, ill-defined, imperceptible, inconspicuous, indefinite, insipid, invisible, lackluster, lessen, low-beam, lusterless, mat, misty, muddy, remote, shadow, silly, simple-minded, slur, subdued, subside, unclear, unlikely, wan, weaken, wispy, undistinct.

Usage examples for dim

  1. Then we saw a dim light. – In the Courts of Memory 1858-1875. by L. de Hegermann-Lindencrone
  2. " Eh, Dearie," cried the good woman, " what have they been doing to ye, so to dim your bright youth, and to bring the sad lines to your mouth?" – Down the Mother Lode by Vivia Hemphill
  3. When the lights are dim and low, And the quiet shadows falling Softly come and softly go. – The-Darrow-Enigma by Severy, Melvin Linwood