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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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It's like teaching children to go around slapping people - that is very bad dumbing down behaviour which causes fights.
Somehow, we expect people to use long words and phrases when writing about "serious" subjects; and we often equate plain English with dumbing down.
In this case, it's pretty clear who's doing the dumbing down.
DJ Mark Lamarr has walked out of Radio 2 after 12 years in the wake of claims that the BBC station is dumbing down.
I could take the first set of dumbing down which was about ten years ago, but the second last year was just too far.
Katzman, ``I don't think we're dumbing down the test in any way.
If dumbing down means Jade in Big Brother then please raise the standard now - John, Dundee
At times Hammons refers to his work as "dumbing down" and celebrates the "brilliance in dumbing down.
But Bethan Marshall, a senior lecturer in English education at King's College, London, told the TES: "If you make 50% of the GCSE about doing the basics, you are dumbing down.
But we will not do that by dumbing down mathematics.