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Related to platitudinous: unequivocally
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(ˌplæt ɪˈtud n əs, -ˈtyud-)
1. characterized by or given to platitudes.
2. of the nature of or resembling a platitude.
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|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