Definition of dumbing down noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


dumbing down

BrE BrE//ˌdʌmɪŋ ˈdaʊn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdʌmɪŋ ˈdaʊn//
[uncountable] (disapproving)
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the process of making something less accurate or educational, and of worse quality, by trying to make it easier for people to understand Some people criticized the film for its dumbing down of Dickens' novel.