Synonyms for Dim:


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


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


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

Other synonyms:

catchy, blurry, undistinct, caliginous, improbable. etched, indefinite, insipid, blindfold, inconceivable, elusive, dimly, lackluster, misty, blurred, obstruct, mat, lusterless, commemorative, block out, fuzzy. drab, conscious, extinguish, unclear, wan, doubtful. unlikely. cut out. remote. flat.

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