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Synonyms for dumb

unable to speak


  • unable to speak
  • mute
  • without the power of speech


dumb something down


  • trivialize
  • sensationalize
  • make shallow
  • make superficial
  • make trivial
  • make frivolous
  • make less intelligent

Synonyms for dumb

lacking the power or faculty of speech

temporarily unable or unwilling to speak, as from shock or fear

Synonyms for dumb

slow to learn or understand

Related Words

temporarily incapable of speaking

lacking the power of human speech

unable to speak because of hereditary deafness

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HIGHBROW TV quiz Mastermind has been dumbed down in a bid to boost ratings, claims one of its ex-champs.
We have switched because we think the content has been dumbed down so much it is not going to do our kids justice.
Once again the education system is going to be dumbed down instead of having the bar raised because too many kids aren't making the grade.
The row followed a report two weeks ago from the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority which found many teachers believed the new maths A-Level had also been dumbed down.
Whether that means they have been dumbed down or that standards are higher, I don't have the information.
The news comes after Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy warned that degrees were being dumbed down.
Smart kids can read the textbook, assuming it hasn't been dumbed down too much.
A spokeswoman for the QCA insisted that maths A level had not been dumbed down.
THE LONGEST YARD'' is the year's most unnecessary movie, a cartoon remake of Robert Aldrich's 1974 sports comedy that has been thoroughly dumbed down to suit star Adam Sandler's boyhood wish of pretending to be Burt Reynolds.
As more and more people invest their savings in the stock market, through 401(k)s and IRAs, it is becoming increasingly important to offer financial advice that is easy to understand but that isn't dumbed down.