Associations to the word «Dim»
DIM, symbol. (mathematics) dimension
DIM, adjective. Not bright or colorful.
DIM, adjective. (colloquial) Not smart or intelligent.
DIM, adjective. Indistinct, hazy or unclear.
DIM, adjective. Disapproving, unfavorable: rarely used outside the phrase take a dim view of.
DIM, adverb. (obsolete) Dimly, indistinctly.
DIM, noun. (archaic) Dimness.
DIM, verb. (transitive) To make something less bright.
DIM, verb. (intransitive) To become darker.
DIM, verb. To render dim, obscure, or dark; to make less bright or distinct; to take away the luster of; to darken; to dull; to obscure; to eclipse.
DIM, verb. To deprive of distinct vision; to hinder from seeing clearly, either by dazzling or clouding the eyes; to darken the senses or understanding of.
DIM BULB, noun. (idiomatic) A person who is slow-witted.
DIM SIM, noun. (Australia) Various kinds of Chinese-style meat dumplings related to shumai and other dim sum and usually steamed or deep fried. Most commonly seen at fish & chip shops.
DIM SIMS, noun. Plural of dim sim
DIM SUM, noun. A Cantonese-style meal traditionally eaten in late morning or early afternoon comprising tea and food typically placed in small steamer baskets or on small plates and often served from carts that move around from table to table in a restaurant.
DIM SUM, noun. The food served at a dim sum meal, typically including dumplings, seafood and desserts.
DIM, verb. Switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam.
DIM, verb. Become dim or lusterless; "the lights dimmed and the curtain rose".
DIM, verb. Make dim or lusterless; "Time had dimmed the silver".
DIM, verb. Make dim by comparison or conceal.
DIM, verb. Become vague or indistinct; "The distinction between the two theories blurred".
DIM, adjective. Lacking in light; not bright or harsh; "a dim light beside the bed"; "subdued lights and soft music".
DIM, adjective. Lacking clarity or distinctness; "a dim figure in the distance"; "only a faint recollection"; "shadowy figures in the gloom"; "saw a vague outline of a building through the fog"; "a few wispy memories of childhood".
DIM, adjective. Made dim or less bright; "the dimmed houselights brought a hush of anticipation"; "dimmed headlights"; "we like dimmed lights when we have dinner".
DIM, adjective. Offering little or no hope; "the future looked black"; "prospects were bleak"; "Life in the Aran Islands has always been bleak and difficult"- J.M.Synge; "took a dim view of things".
DIM, adjective. Slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity; "so dense he never understands anything I say to him"; "never met anyone quite so dim"; "although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick"- Thackeray; "dumb officials make some really dumb decisions"; "he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse"; "worked with the slow students".
The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.