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plat·i·tude / ˈplatiˌt(y)oōd/ • n. a remark or statement, esp. one with a moral content, that has been used too often to be interesting or thoughtful: she began uttering liberal platitudes. ∎  the quality of being dull, ordinary, or trite: educators willing to violate the bounds of platitude. DERIVATIVES: plat·i·tu·di·nize / ˌplatiˈt(y)oōdnˌīz/ v. plat·i·tu·di·nous / ˌplatiˈt(y)oōdn-əs/ adj.

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PLATITUDE

PLATITUDE. A commonplace statement or remark, especially if presented as though newly minted or uttered with an air of solemnity, as in ‘I've said it before and no doubt I'll say it again: There is no smoke without fire.’ Compare CLICHÉ, PROVERB.

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platitude

platitude XIX. — F., f. plat flat (see PLATE), after certitude, exactitude, etc.; see -TUDE.

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platitude

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