AskDefine | Define dimness

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1 the state of being poorly illuminated [syn: duskiness]
2 the property of lacking brilliance [syn: subduedness]
3 the quality of being dim [syn: faintness]

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  1. The state of being dim, poorly illuminated, almost dark.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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