Platitude Definition

plătĭ-to͝od, -tyo͝od
platitudes
noun
platitudes
A commonplace, flat, or dull quality, as in speech or writing.
Webster's New World
A commonplace or trite remark, esp. one uttered as if it were fresh or original.
Webster's New World
Lack of originality; triteness.
American Heritage

An often-quoted saying that is supposed to be meaningful but has become unoriginal or hackneyed through overuse; a cliché.

Wiktionary
A claim that is trivially true, to the point of being uninteresting.
Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Platitude

Noun

Singular:
platitude
Plural:
platitudes

Origin of Platitude

  • French from plat flat from Old French plate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French, from Old French platflat'.

    From Wiktionary

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