platitude definition

  • noun:
    • A trite or banal remark or declaration, particularly one indicated as if it had been original or considerable. See Synonyms at cliché.
    • decreased originality; triteness.
    • An often-quoted saying that is meant becoming important but happens to be unoriginal or hackneyed through overuse; a cliché.
    • Unoriginality; triteness.
    • A claim that is trivially true, to the stage to be uninteresting.
    • the standard or state to be flat, slim, or insipid; flat commonness; triteness; staleness of tips of language.
    • A thought or remark that is flat, lifeless, trite, or poor; a truism; a commonplace.
    • Flatness; dullness; insipidity of thought; triteness.
    • A trite, dull, or stupid comment; especially, these types of a remark uttered as though it had been a novelty; a truism.
    • a trite or apparent comment

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