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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A trite or obvious remark.

Usage examples (37)
  • A platitude is simply a truth repeated until people get tired of hearing it.
  • The platitude is this, in the modern world peace and prosperity are indivisible.
  • And that ridiculous platitude is literally everything you need to know about Sarah Palin.
  • Morley once warned the Emersonians that a platitude is not transformed into a profundity by being dressed up as a conundrum. for more
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