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  • verb Present participle of dumb.

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Examples

  • But Tancredi is, he explained in an interview, an expression of his frustration at what he called the "dumbing down" of society.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • From soundbite to photo-shoot – is this the ultimate in dumbing down, with the politicians choosing to convey their messages this way?

    The pictures are telling the story

  • TV actor turned film director George Clooney slammed what he called the dumbing down of U.S. television Monday, saying it was dangerous that people's misery had become a source of entertainment.

    Daimnation!: George Clooney is a fine

  • as the Americans aptly label dumbing-down leadership to match coffee-shop sensibilities, sadly diminishes who he was as well as what he might reasonably become in the flattering glow that illuminates opposition leaders who survive to become prime ministers.

    Thestar.com - Home Page

  • as the Americans aptly label dumbing-down leadership to match coffee-shop sensibilities, sadly diminishes who he was as well as what he might reasonably become in the flattering glow that illuminates opposition leaders who survive to become prime ministers.

    Thestar.com - Home Page

  • Bush is following Norquist’s request in dumbing down government to the point of irrelevancy.

    Think Progress » President Bush’s new domestic policy advisor,

  • It's called the dumbing of America with the headmaster being the GOP.

    Republican sorry for 'put her back in the kitchen' slap

  • I have nowt against Fi - just another middle of the road Radio Five liberal who's moved to Radio Four as part of the long-term dumbing down strategy.

    Rumour Mill

  • I have nowt against Fi - just another middle of the road Radio Five liberal who's moved to Radio Four as part of the long-term dumbing down strategy.

    Archive 2005-12-18

  • I'm not sure if I completely agree with the notion of dumbing down, but I relate to many of the things kaya said in her post.

    danae

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