platitudinous

adjective
plat·​i·​tu·​di·​nous | \ˌpla-tə-ˈtüd-nəs, -ˈtyüd-;-ˈtü-də-nəs, -ˈtyü-\

Definition of platitudinous 

: having the characteristics of a platitude : full of platitudes platitudinous remarks

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platitudinously adverb

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This is about important substance, not platitudinous fluff. George Skelton, latimes.com, "Villaraigosa is right, single-payer healthcare in California is a political pipe dream," 12 Mar. 2018 The film may be a vessel for some noxious, platitudinous cynicism, but there’s nevertheless something still quaint about it. Richard Lawson, HWD, "The Greatest Showman," 20 Dec. 2017 This business of saving for future generations is hokum and has become a platitudinous, self-righteous argument legislators use to further their own agendas. Alaska Dispatch News, "Readers write: Letters to the editor, June 29, 2017," 29 June 2017 Pointing up a disjunction between brutal news and unrelated advertising is familiar, even platitudinous. Jason Farago, New York Times, "Wade Guyton Packs Information in ‘The New York Times Paintings’," 5 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of platitudinous

1853, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for platitudinous

platitude + -inous (as in multitudinous)

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