stupidify

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

stupid +‎ -ify

Verb[edit]

stupidify (third-person singular simple present stupidifies, present participle stupidifying, simple past and past participle stupidified)

  1. (transitive, intransitive, informal) To make stupider or promote stupidity.
    • 2004, Stanley S. Steiner, H. Mark Krank, Robert E. Bahruth, Freireian Pedagogy, Praxis, and Possibilities, →ISBN:
      Donaldo Macedo's work suggests traditional education intends to stupidify in an effort to conceal humanity's ability to transform the world and create history.
    • 2007, Shalomim Y. Halahawi, The Way! the Prophetic Messianic Voice to the Path of the Edenic Kingdom Redemption, →ISBN:
      The Fallen Angels (Watchers, Annunakim) can imitate and create counterfeits also, on a limited basis however, just enough to fool, entertain or further stupidify us in our own self-inflicted sins and deceptions.
    • 2008, Joe L. Kincheloe, Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction, →ISBN, page 19:
      Epistemology is a central dimension of that alteration as it lays a foundation for the human carnage, environmental destruction, ethical insensitivity to those harmed by macro-political economic policies, educational institutions that stupidify more than edify, and ethnocentric world views that undermine the growth of our consciousness.