dumb down


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A popular term meaning to simplify language for a less sophisticated—i.e., ‘dumb’—audience

dumb down

verb A popular term for simplifying language to a less sophisticated–ergo, 'dumb'–audience
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Choosing books to study based not on literary merit but the author's race or gender can only further dumb down education and balkanize students.
But did technology dumb down the lowest skilled jobs?
The district is so vast, it can't dumb down every class at every school.
A conscious effort was made to, in effect, dumb down impeachment .
This is not unexpected, of course, but it becomes a self-fulfilling premise: Dumb down the plot and after a while you're only making dumbed-down films.
Instead, the call is to lower the standards and dumb down our universities to meet a crude, political and racially motivated objective.