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dumb

[AS.]
Lacking the power or faculty to speak; mute.
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Does the fact that Usain Bolt has met his target with such apparent ease mean that the race has been dumbed down? Targets move as skills improve.
It has most certainly dumbed down." Then I realized I was reacting, not thinking, so I searched my memory for examples.
But critics claimed the subject was being "dumbed down" after it emerged that pupils could get an A-grade in the new exams which are being piloted without answering any of the hardest questions.
Simon Eccles, chairman of the BMA's junior doctors committee, said: "There is an increasing fear that medical training is being dumbed down.
The acres of copy now passing for Catholic journalism are, in fact, keeping millions of Catholics dumbed down and distracted from the truly earth-shaking issues on the moral Richter scale, of which environmentalism registers a minus two!
On no account must it start dance and silly music, dumbed down language and sloppy dressing.
This pre-eminence as a writer, or more specifically compiler, rather than practitioner, is duly confirmed by his own building endeavours which were few in number and quickly dumbed down from the Czech-inspired white cuboids of Torilla and Shangri-La into a workaday bricky pragmatism of quite stunning banality, with flat roofs that began leaking soon after completion.
"MOST often the lighter stories on the Six O' Clock News are lower down the bulletin but to suggest the programme has dumbed down is complete rubbish.
Is it the candidates who have dumbed down their appeals or are they simply acknowledging that the public has a limited vocabulary?
"Water has been commoditized, and the standards dumbed down to benefit large bottlers," says Johnson.
It is striking that many of these sculptures were made during the heyday of Minimalism, when geometric abstraction was dumbed down into simplistic gestalts in turn mystified by theory into supposedly profound meaning.
The show is not dumbed down nor is it so hip that kids can't relate."