dimness

dimness
dim ADJECTIVE (dimmer, dimmest) 1) (of a light or illuminated object) not shining brightly or clearly. 2) made difficult to see by darkness, shade, or distance. 3) (of the eyes) not able to see clearly. 4) not clearly remembered. 5) informal stupid or slow to understand.
VERB (dimmed, dimming) make or become dim.
take a dim view of — Cf. ↑take a dim view of
DERIVATIVES dimly adverb dimness noun.
ORIGIN Old English.

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