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Related / Similar Words: blur, slur, blind, darken, dip, subdued, dimmed, dense, dull, dumb, obtuse, slow, faint, shadowy, vague, wispy, black, bleak

 

Definition:
  • become vague or indistinct; "The distinction between the two theories blurred";
  • make dim by comparison or conceal;
  • make dim or lusterless; "Time had dimmed the silver";
  • become dim or lusterless; "the lights dimmed and the curtain rose";
  • become or make darker; "The screen darkend"; "He darkened the colors by adding brown";
  • switch (a car''s headlights) from a higher to a lower beam;
  • lacking in light; not bright or harsh; "a dim light beside the bed"; "subdued lights and soft music";
  • made dim or less bright; "the dimmed houselights brought a hush of anticipation"; "dimmed headlights"; "we like dimmed lights when we have dinner";
  • 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 mak;
  • 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";
  • 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";

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    See Also: gloss over, skate over, smooth over, slur over, skimp over

     

    Hyponyms: obliterate, efface

     

    Derivational Morphology: blur, fuzz, dimmer, blackening, darkening

     

    Anagrams: MDI

     

     
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