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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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To slow down the dumbing process, TV people should themselves raise the level of their work.
"If Julie thinks talking about popular culture is dumbing down then she must think 90% of the British population has been dumbed down because these are things we're interested in.
We have increased the standards, rather than dumbing them down."
The Apostrophe Protection Society has called it "dumbing down" and said the poor grammar set a "bad example".
"What they're promoting is going dumb, and in more than one way," says Arnold, referring to the style of dance popular in the Bay Area--going stupid, going dumb, getting hyphy--as well as the mental numbing and dumbing down of hip-hop music.