Platitude meaning

plătĭ-to͝od, -tyo͝od
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A trite or banal remark or statement, especially one expressed as if it were original or significant.
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Platitude is a remark in speech or writing that is overused and has no originality.

An example of platitude is saying "break a leg."

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A commonplace, flat, or dull quality, as in speech or writing.
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A commonplace or trite remark, esp. one uttered as if it were fresh or original.
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Lack of originality; triteness.
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An often-quoted saying that is supposed to be meaningful but has become unoriginal or hackneyed through overuse; a cliché.
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A claim that is trivially true, to the point of being uninteresting.
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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