in an opposing direction; "adverse currents"; "a contrary wind"
contrary to your interests or welfare; "adverse circumstances"; "made a place for themselves under the most untoward conditions"
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 make some really dumb decisions"; "he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse"; "worked with the slow students"
lacking clarity or distinctness;
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"
become vague or indistinct; "The distinction between the two theories blurred"
make dim by compari
(`ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well; "he was ill prepared"; "it ill befits a man to betray old friends"; "the car runs badly"; "he performed badly on the exam"; "the team played poorly"; "ill-fitting clothes"; "an ill-conceived plan"
with difficulty or inconvenience; scarcely or hardly; "we can ill afford to buy a new car just now"
unfavorably or with disapproval; "tried not to speak ill of the dead"; "thought badly of him for his lack of concern"
presaging ill fortune; "ill omens"; "ill predictions"; "my words with inauspicious thunderings shook heaven"- P.B.Shelley; "a dead and ominous silence prevailed"; "a by-election at a time highly unpropitious for the Government"
distressing; "ill manners"; "of ill repute"
resulting in suffering or adversity; "ill effects"; "it's an ill wind that blows no good"
indicating hostility or enmity; "you certainly did me an ill tu