Definition of Dumbing

1. Verb. (present participle of dumb) ¹



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Definition of Dumbing

1. dumb [v] - See also: dumb

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dumbing

dumbfoundedness
dumbfounder
dumbfoundered
dumbfoundering
dumbfounders
dumbfounding
dumbfoundingly
dumbfounds
dumbhead
dumbheads
dumbing (current term)
dumbing down
dumbish
dumble
dumble-dor
dumble-dors
dumbledor
dumbledore
dumbledores
dumbledors
dumbles
dumbly
dumbness
dumbnesses
dumbnut

Literary usage of Dumbing

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1889)
"The author states that the result was all that could be desired, without the slightest retraction of the lids. ON THE DERMATITIS HERPETIFORMIS OF dumbing. ..."

2. Adult Literacy And New Technologies: Tools For A Lifetime by Office of Technology Assessment (1994)
"... kinds of trends—"... dumbing down and rising literacy demands—are occurring at different levels in the occupational pyramid and in different sectors. ..."

3. A Treasury of Irish Poetry in the English Tongue by Stopford Augustus Brooke, Thomass William Hazen Rolleston (1900)
"... keen, shuddering cry-- Rang eerily through the hall, dumbing all tongues, for lo ! Foreboding birth's dread hour, loud shrieked the babe unborn. ..."

4. La Niäna and Its Impacts: Facts and Speculation by Michael H. Glantz (2002)
"It is not just a matter of simplifying (or dumbing down) the language in which the seasonal forecasts are presented. The necessity to categorize is more ..."

5. First Lessons: A Report on Elementary Education in America by William J. Bennett (1986)
"Quoted in "A Debate over 'dumbing Down,' " Time Magazine, December 3, 1984. 17. National Assessment of Educational Progress ..."

6. The Life and Times of Samuel Bowles by George Spring Merriam (1885)
"... if there could be no joto and dumbing thank-yon-manns why it wouldn't be» I» July, 1370. Mr. Bowles vent to Europe, in with a BT-^W and ..."

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