Platitude is a remark in speech or writing that is overused and has no originality.noun
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- a commonplace, flat, or dull quality, as in speech or writing
- a commonplace or trite remark, esp. one uttered as if it were fresh or original
Origin: Fr < OFr plat, flat (see plate), infl. by latitude, rectitude
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- A trite or banal remark or statement, especially one expressed as if it were original or significant. See Synonyms at cliché.
- Lack of originality; triteness.
Origin: French, from plat, flat, from Old French; see plate.
- platˌi·tuˈdi·nous , platˌi·tuˈdi·nal adjective
- platˌi·tuˈdi·nous·ly adverb