plat·​i·​tu·​di·​nal | \ ˌpla-tə-ˈtüd-nəl How to pronounce platitudinal (audio) , -ˈtyüd-; -ˈtü-də-nəl, -ˈtyü- \

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Recent Examples on the Web Callie seems to be anticipating—or demanding—some soothing, platitudinal advice. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, 5 Sep. 2021 There is a prescient, pitch-perfect satire of the superficiality and platitudinal meaninglessness of modern life. Alison Willmore, Vulture, 22 Feb. 2021 Perry quickly midwifed—as creator, writer, and director—the soapy The Haves and Have Nots and trite platitudinal working-class comedies like Love Thy Neighbor. Jason Parham, WIRED, 19 June 2018 This morning, Trump repeated the platitudinal desire to rebuild the F.B.I.: According to the Washington Post, White House press secretary Sean Spicer hid in the bushes to avoid being questioned on the reasoning behind Trump’s actions. Mattathias Schwartz, The Intercept, 10 May 2017

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First Known Use of platitudinal

1870, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of platitudinal was in 1870

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“Platitudinal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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