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plat·i·tude

 (plăt′ĭ-to͞od′, -tyo͞od′)
n.
1. A trite or banal remark or statement, especially one expressed as if it were original or significant. See Synonyms at cliché.
2. Lack of originality; triteness: "a passage of platitude which no critical prejudgment can force us to admire" (Edgar Allan Poe).

[French, from plat, flat, from Old French; see plate.]

plat′i·tu′di·nous (-to͞od′n-əs, -tyo͞od′-), plat′i·tu′di·nal (-to͞od′n-əl, -tyo͞od′-) adj.
plat′i·tu′di·nous·ly adv.

plat•i•tu•di•nous

(ˌplæt ɪˈtud n əs, -ˈtyud-)

adj.
1. characterized by or given to platitudes.
2. of the nature of or resembling a platitude.
[1855–60]
plat`i•tu′di•nous•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.platitudinous - dull and tiresome but with pretensions of significance or originality; "bromidic sermons"
unoriginal - not original; not being or productive of something fresh and unusual; "the manuscript contained unoriginal emendations"; "his life had been unoriginal, conforming completely to the given pattern"- Gwethalyn Graham

platitudinous

adjective
Translations

platitudinous

[ˌplætɪˈtjuːdɪnəs] ADJ [speech] → lleno de lugares comunes; [speaker] → aficionado a los lugares comunes, que peca por exceso de tópicos

platitudinous

adj (pej)banal; speech alsoplatt
References in classic literature ?
Higginbotham such a dinner was advertisement of his worldly achievement and prosperity, and he honored it by delivering platitudinous sermonettes upon American institutions and the opportunity said institutions gave to any hard-working man to rise - the rise, in his case, which he pointed out unfailingly, being from a grocer's clerk to the ownership of Higginbotham's Cash Store.
He winced, but Joan rattled on with the platitudinous originality of youth.
Platitudinous reporting will never lead to progress.
And though it digs deep in portraying herd mentality, the play eventually settles for the platitudinous and predictable.
Anything less is just a load of spurious platitudinous nonsense, insulting not consoling, and guaranteed to wipe out any remaining scintilla of respect for those who set themselves up as the supposed managers of society.
For reasons of self-preservation, candidate policy platforms are even more platitudinous and vacuous than election platforms so speculating as to whether any of them would offer a better defence programme than present is a fool's game.
So let the authorities give us less platitudinous claptrap, designed to reassure an outraged public without actually doing anything practical, and belatedly take meaningful preventative action to allow the citizens of Birmingham to travel in safety.
Everyone in British public life learnt the lesson: adopt any strategy possible to avoid saying anything about race, ethnicity (and latterly religion and belief) that is not anodyne and platitudinous.
And is it fanciful to suggest that Ashton's at first glance platitudinous "He who stays behind is he who stays behind" (closer to the original than the Ellenberger) is effective if the reader picks up two meanings of "behind": geographical location and stage of development?
Even the UN Secretary-General's Special Advisor Espen Barth Eide has also lost his poise, regularly resorting to platitudinous mediator-speak lately.
Harsh, yes, but surely less harsh than its unhelpful counterpoint - the platitudinous giving of false hope.
Unlike the platitudinous Hanna-Barbera shows or the merchandise-spruiking He-Man or Transformers, Danger Mouse was irreverent, inventive and frequently laugh-out-loud funny.