pertaining or proper to a platitude; being a bromide; trite.

Origin of bromidic

An Americanism dating back to 1905–10; bromide + -ic
Related formsbro·mid·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·bro·mid·ic, adjectivepre·bro·mid·ic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bromidic

Historical Examples of bromidic

  • The pages are laden with sage counsel and bromidic expressions.

    The Armed Forces Officer

    U. S. Department of Defense

  • But the conceit tastes mellow and naf and bromidic and appetizing to me, like cream and raspberries in July.

    I, Mary MacLane

    Mary MacLane

  • Brian, it was plain, had been decoyed by bromidic tales of cub reporters and "record-smashing beats."


    Leona Dalrymple

  • He made his gallant, bromidic speeches to each one in turn, playing no favorites.

  • I asked with that bromidic zeal to please that so often discloses the fly just when the ointment's smell is sweetest.

British Dictionary definitions for bromidic



ordinary; dull
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