Noun(1) a trite or obvious remark
(1) I agree with Deacon that the platitude that liberals think ├ö├ç├┐people are basically good,├ö├ç├û which we all learned in our college government courses, is out of date.(2) This year more than ever, the hack politician's laziest platitude is true: ├ö├ç├┐This election is about the future.├ö├ç├û(3) His answer to all these questions is the pious platitude , ├ö├ç├┐one standard of citizenship├ö├ç├û.(4) The other two are gratuities, and while one could argue both gratuities and platitudes are pleasantries, that doesn't make one the other.(5) This is the government which dares to platitudinise about democracy, freedom and human rights, even as it colludes in murder and terror of epic proportions.(6) They seek to dissolve all concrete issues of history, politics and economics into the ethereal mists of moral platitudes .(7) Ideas endlessly repeated and permutated become platitudinous , trite, meaningless.(8) 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.(9) ├ö├ç├┐I'm proud of my guys,├ö├ç├û Valentine, the Mets' manager said, offering the platitudes of a loser.(10) McDonnell's yet-to-be-delivered statement opens with self-serving platitudes and praise for the committee.(11) So, you will understand if I withdraw myself from such disgusting platitudinising .(12) So says The Knife, who, as their name suggests, are not a conventional band content to offer vacuous platitudes served on a diet of mediocrity.(13) Well I can't think of a more platitudinous , clichÔö£┬«-ridden speech that I've read in several years.(14) Both the words and the images articulate strong emotion with admirable economy and convey a sense of the preciousness of life without being sentimental, platitudinous or falsely hopeful.(15) It is not enough for Blair simply to utter platitudes .(16) Unfortunately, their occasionally forced and often platitudinous rhymes tend to sacrifice form for content, and usually lack the resonance of their many politically-minded counterparts.
2. truism ::
3. commonplace ::
4. banality ::
5. old chestnut ::
6. bromide ::
7. inanity ::
Different Formsplatitude, platitudes
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