Platitude is a remark in speech or writing that is overused and has no originality.(noun)
An example of platitude is saying "break a leg."
See platitude in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr < OFr plat, flat (see plate), infl. by latitude, rectitude
See platitude in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: , from plat, flat
Origin: , from Old French; see plate.
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