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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.
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1. a trite, dull, or obvious remark or statement; a commonplace
2. staleness or insipidity of thought or language; triteness
[C19: from French, literally: flatness, from plat flat]
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plat•i•tude(ˈplæt ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud)
1. a dull or trite remark, esp. one uttered as if it were fresh or profound.
2. the quality or state of being dull or trite.
[1805–15; < French: literally, flatness =plat flat (see plate) + -itude (as in French latitude, etc.) < Latin -i- -i- + -tūdō, s. -tūdin- -tude]
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|Noun||1.||platitude - a trite or obvious remark|
comment, remark, input - a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information; "from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account"
truism - an obvious truth
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noun cliché, stereotype, commonplace, banality, truism, bromide, verbiage, inanity, trite remark, hackneyed saying politicians spouting the same old platitudes
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platitude[ˈplætɪtjuːd] N → tópico m, lugar m común
it is a platitude to say that → es un tópico decir que ...
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platitude[ˈplætɪtjuːd] n → platitude f
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