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4 not having or showing an ability to absorb ideas readily
  • our dog is kind of dim, but very sweet-natured

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to make dark, dim, or indistinct
  • the storm clouds dimmed our view of the city from the airplane

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The first known use of dim was before the 12th century

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“Dim.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/dim. Accessed 17 January 2020.

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