dumb

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dumb

lacking the power to speak, either because of defects in the vocal organs or because of hereditary deafness; mute

dumb

Passive. Not performing any business processing. See dumb network and dumb terminal.
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So-called dumbing down has made real stars out of people such as Claire Sweeney and Brian Dowling.
If the Brit press is to be believed, dumbing down is virtually a given: News reporting has become infotainment, the Labour government favors pop culture over the arts, the BBC has strayed in pursuit of ratings, the likes of "Shakespeare in Love" belittle the Bard.
But Lord Razzall protested this was "less a case of dumbing down, more of dumbing out".