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dumb

[AS.]
Lacking the power or faculty to speak; mute.
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"GCSEs and A-levels are internationally respected qualifications and tired claims that they have been 'dumbed down' have been investigated and refuted on numerous occasions, first by OFSTED and then by Ofqual," she said.
An advisory commission had put more emphasis on concepts and less on calculation; the state schools superintendent accused the board of adopting "dumbed down" standards.
The row comes after the BBC was described by the Prime Minister's press secretary Alastair Campbell as "dumbed down".