plat·​i·​tu·​di·​nal ˌpla-tə-ˈtüd-nəl How to pronounce platitudinal (audio)

Example Sentences

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

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Word History

First Known Use

1870, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of platitudinal was in 1870

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“Platitudinal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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