But how does one square his platitude with the reality of his situation?
Morning talk shows should be a doddle for a President: softball questions easily answered with a platitude or three.
I thought this was a kind of platitude, but she corrected me.
In daily life many of these carefully recorded passages have an air of platitude, at which no wonder the Edinburgh Review laughed.
It is proverbial, but the man who is running this game has made it look like a platitude.
Henry Greech hastily abandoned simile and fell back on platitude and the safer kinds of fact.
The platitude was the best that I could muster to my tongue.
Assuredly they are not—in utter stolidity of platitude and absolute impotence of drivel.
Nothing could be a platitude in such a place and such an hour.
It is a platitude to say that authors are as much affected as other men by the atmosphere which they breathe.
1812, "dullness," from French platitude "flatness, vapidness" (late 17c.), from Old French plat "flat" (see plateau (n.)); formed on analogy of latitude, etc. Meaning "a flat, dull, or commonplace remark" is recorded from 1815. Related: Platitudinous. Hence platitudinarian (n.), 1855; platitudinize (1867).