platitude

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

Definition of platitude

1 :the quality or state of being dull or insipid
2 :a banal, trite, or stale remark

Examples of platitude in a Sentence

  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

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Origin and Etymology of platitude

French, from plat flat, dull


PLATITUDE Defined for English Language Learners

platitude

noun

Definition of platitude for English Language Learners

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



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