platitude


plat·i·tude

noun \ˈpla-tə-ˌtüd, -ˌtyüd\

: a statement that expresses an idea that is not new

Full Definition of PLATITUDE

1
:  the quality or state of being dull or insipid
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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