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Not bright or shiny and not providing much light - thesaurus

Synonyms

dull

adjective

not bright or shiny

muddy

adjective

dull in colour

dim

adjective

dim light is not bright

weak

adjective

a weak light, heat, or sound is one that you cannot easily see, hear, or feel

matt

adjective

with a dull surface that is not shiny

insipid

adjective

formal boring, dull, or pale, with no interesting features

muted

adjective

not as bright or colourful as usual

subdued

adjective

not very loud or bright

wan

adjective

pale, or not bright

leaden

adjective

dull and dark grey in colour

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dimly

adverb

in a way that does not provide much light

dimly

adverb

if you can dimly see or hear something, you can only just see or hear it because it is dark or far away

dusky

adjective

literary not very bright

mat

an American spelling of matt

wanly

adverb

with an appearance that is pale or not bright

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gaslight

to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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