dumbed down


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dumbed down

(jargon)
Simplified, with a strong connotation of *over*simplified. Often, a marketroid will insist that the interfaces and documentation of software be dumbed down after the designer has burned untold gallons of midnight oil making it smart. This creates friction.

See user-friendly.
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Perhaps those people who say standards have been dumbed down should take the exams themselves.
In my view, the reality is that the magazine has definitely been dumbed down.
The question is not whether we are being dumbed down, but rather, what makes our hearts beat fast?
The reason: Ant's comedy isn't gay comedy for gay audiences; it's gay comedy dumbed down for straight audiences.
All of these great stories are wondrously brought to life with Rebecca Guay's beautiful color illustrations in the style of great fairy tale books, and though The Barefoot Book of Ballet Stories is meant for young and old alike, the tales are not dumbed down for young readers but are superbly presented in all their glory or sorrowful tragedy, as the case may be.
Simon Eccles, chairman of the BMA's junior doctors committee, said: "There is an increasing fear that medical training is being dumbed down.
Opening track Cheap Old Watch was nothing better than organised tomfoolery while Your Say and Metal Is For M*** F*** proved the Edinburgh outfit are little more than a dumbed down version of Rancid.
The acres of copy now passing for Catholic journalism are, in fact, keeping millions of Catholics dumbed down and distracted from the truly earth-shaking issues on the moral Richter scale, of which environmentalism registers a minus two
On no account must it start dance and silly music, dumbed down language and sloppy dressing.
Beer's taste and color had been dumbed down to appeal to a wider audience, but people's tastes were getting more sophisticated," Mr.