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platitude

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noun plat·i·tude \ˈpla-tə-ˌtüd, -ˌtyüd\

Simple Definition of platitude

  • : a statement that expresses an idea that is not new

Full Definition of platitude

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being dull or insipid

  2. 2 :  a banal, trite, or stale remark

Examples of platitude

  1. His speech was filled with familiar platitudes about the value of hard work and dedication.

  2. <blondes have more fun is a silly platitude>



Origin of platitude

French, from plat flat, dull


First Known Use: 1812



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