platitudinous


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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 ?
He winced, but Joan rattled on with the platitudinous originality of youth.
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.
Harsh, yes, but surely less harsh than its unhelpful counterpoint - the platitudinous giving of false hope.
It is platitudinous to say that one does not care about the complementary class of things one knows nothing of.
The reason I am delving into this subject now is the latest platitudinous statements about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict made by Secretary of State John Kerry.
Travel without purpose or without self-reflection provides merely a change in scenery, especially for someone like Cohn, who is unwilling to analyze his state of unhappiness beyond his platitudinous conclusion that "something" needs to happen to him.
Such hopeful and arguably platitudinous refrains about the utilitarian import of literary study abound in Exploring Capitalist Fiction.
The Statement continues in its fulsome and platitudinous ways: As history has demonstrated, a dialogue that involves voices only from Khartoum or from "traditional" political parties cannot yield the results that the people of Sudan demand.
So far, the larger measurable outcome of this phenomenon has been a staggering excess of platitudinous outrage and opinion, while the sum of convictions of those guilty of such crimes has been woefully small.
Then again, football like many other sports, is a microcosm of life which itself can often be bizarre, platitudinous and banal.
Well, we are knee-deep in another commencement season, and therefore up to our eyeballs in the platitudinous pomposity and cliche-ridden oratory that passes for wisdom every May and June at Dear Old Siwash.