Dim vs Bedim - What's the difference?

dim | bedim |

As verbs the difference between dim and bedim

is that dim is to make something less bright while bedim is to make dim; to obscure or darken.

As a adjective dim

is not bright or colorful.




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  • To make dim; to obscure or darken.
  • * 1843 , '', book 4, chapter VII, ''Tha Gifted :
  • Read in thy New Testament and elsewhere, — if, with floods of mealymouthed inanity, with miserable froth-vortices of Cant now several centuries old, thy New Testament is not all bedimmed for thee.
  • * 1905 , , Ann Wilson Hastings, Edward Hastings, The Expository times: Volume 16 :
  • There will be no folly, nor laughter, nor bedimming of truth [...]
  • * 1818 , , volume 3, chapter 7:
  • Often, when all was dry, the heavens cloudless, and I was parched by thirst, a slight cloud would bedim the sky, shed the few drops that revived me, and vanish.