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 (plăt′ĭ-to͞od′n-âr′ē-ən, -tyo͞od′-)
One who habitually uses platitudes.

[platitudin(ous) + -arian.]
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a person who makes regular use of platitudes
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(ˌplæt ɪˌtud nˈɛər i ən, -ˌtyud-)

a person who frequently or habitually utters platitudes.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.platitudinarian - a bore who makes excessive use of platitudes
bore, dullard - a person who evokes boredom
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At a more specific level we should know that it is in the character of Horace's poetry to invite quotation, specifically because of its frequent expression of universal sentiments; Rudyard Kipling, exactly contemporary with this period, called him "the soundest Platitudinarian that ever was." (78) This characterization is easy to illustrate from four especially famous and popular reflections, all from the third book of Horace's Odes, and all appearing in the Quarterly within a period of less than 15 years:
the voice has real writerly idiosyncrasy," and hard-to-please platitudinarian Michiko Kakutani echoed that Smith had "an idiosyncratic voice entirely her own."
They stand in strong contrast to the more complex rhythms in the song "The Frogs" that soon follows, where we learn that the world is really for the frogs, not "for fancy pants humanitarians, / not for chatty platitudinarians" (act 1 p.