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
His speech was filled with familiar platitudes about the value of hard work and dedication.
<“blondes have more fun” is a silly platitude>
Origin and Etymology of platitude
French, from plat flat, dull
First Known Use: 1762
PLATITUDE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of platitude for English Language Learners
: a statement that expresses an idea that is not new
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