Translation of "dim" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /dɪm/ us /dɪm/ dimmer, dimmest

dim adjective (NOT CLEAR)

C2 not giving or having much light

The lamp gave out a dim light. 那盞燈發出暗淡的光芒。
He sat in a dim corner of the waiting room. 他坐在候車室一個昏暗的角落裡。
We could see a dim (= not easily seen) shape in the fog. 在霧中我們可以看見一個模模糊糊的影子。

literary If your eyes are dim, you cannot see very well.

a dim memory, recollection, etc.

C2 something that you remember slightly, but not very well

I had a dim recollection of having met her before. 我隱約記得以前好像見過她。

dim adjective (NOT CLEVER)

informal not very clever

He's a nice guy, but a little dim. 他是個好小夥兒,只是頭腦有些遲鈍。
UK Don't be so dim! 別發傻了!

dim adjective (NOT POSITIVE)

not likely to succeed

The company's prospects for the future are rather dim. 該公司未來的發展前景不容樂觀。

dimverb [ I or T ]

uk /dɪm/ us /dɪm/ -mm-

C2 to (make something) become less bright

Someone dimmed the lights. 有人調低了燈的亮度。
The lights dimmed and the curtains opened. 燈光暗了下來,大幕隨之拉開。

literary to (make a positive feeling or quality) become less strong

Our hopes/expectations dimmed as the hours passed. 我們的希望/期望隨著時間的流逝變得越來越渺茫了。

(Translation of “dim” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)