[ UK /plˈætɪtjˌuːd/ ]
[ US /ˈpɫætɪˌtud/ ]
  1. a trite or obvious remark
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How To Use platitude In A Sentence

  • Stone and Parker are unafraid of lampooning both paranoid megalomania and the inane platitudes of Hollywood superstars.
  • She is good reading always, however much we may sometimes pish and pshaw at the untimely poppings-in of the platitudes and crotchets (for he was that most abominable of things, a platitudinous crotcheteer) of Richard her father. The English Novel
  • It's a trite and hackneyed old platitude - but sometimes, you do just have to stop and look at what's around you.
  • It appears to consist of him turning up at factory gates and pointing off into the middle distance, at some pipes or cables or suchlike, and mouthing platitudes about ‘jobs and prosperity’.
  • Affecting someone's conscience by grace and restraint does not mean rolling over and playing dead, muttering meaningless politically correct platitudes, or remaining silent as many find it politic to do.
  • Thinking that a few motivational platitudes and clichés will save them, the rest of the band plod on, uninspired and surrounded by yes men.
  • To cacoon and even entomb one's mind in tendentiously conceived definitions and platitudes, likewise imagining that doing so is tantamount to serious inquiry and thought, is the very hallmark of the ideological religionist, to indulge the term in a simple and purely pejorative sense. On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...
  • No slippery politician was going to give me the kind of straight talk I was looking for, but only politicians and platitudes were on offer.
  • I am referring to the word that means ‘insincere talk, especially concerning morals; pious platitudes’.
  • I discovered that these folk needed far more than the pious religious platitudes I had to give them. Christianity Today
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