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dumb

[AS.]
Lacking the power or faculty to speak; mute.

dumb

mute. Commonly said of animals generally but their capacity for vocal communication makes it necessary on occasion to mute the mute. See devocalization.
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He said courses had been dumbed down to attract more students and warned standards were being lowered.
But, say the anti-traditionalists, such standards aren't necessarily dumbed down.
If courses were being dumbed down on a widespread basis it would have been picked up by the QIA, which is independent.
Our community colleges are being dumbed down because the secondary schools send them students who are deficient in English, math and science.
Everything is explained in jargony language, then dumbed down for us goobers at home.
The statewide high school graduation exam is getting delayed and dumbed down.
As with all ``Dummies'' books in the series, especially the sports versions, the info is basic and well organized, but not dumbed down enough to irritate those who pretend to know it all.
Obviously, the justice system, not just the school system, is being dumbed down.
Strauss want to dumb down the universities the same way K-12 has been dumbed down.
What was considered deviant behavior has been dumbed down.