Origin of platitude
Examples from the Web for platitude
Morning talk shows should be a doddle for a President: softball questions easily answered with a platitude or three.‘Michelle Will Not Run For Office’: Obama's Daytime TV Confessional|Lloyd Grove|May 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But how does one square his platitude with the reality of his situation?March on Washington in 1963 Was Truly Militant, Despite Portrayals|Jamelle Bouie|August 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I thought this was a kind of platitude, but she corrected me.
Although this sounds like a platitude, it has frequently been ignored.Darwin and Modern Science|A.C. Seward and Others
It is a platitude, and none the less true for that, that we need to have an ideal in our minds with which to test all realities.Alarms and Discursions|G. K. Chesterton
Mrs. Amber murmured protestingly, but, not knowing what a platitude was, felt she could not follow up the subject.Married Life|May Edginton
Cheap wit will then often pass for brilliancy, and platitude for wisdom.Little Journeys To the Homes of the Great, Volume 3 (of 14)|Elbert Hubbard
Platitude though this may be, our greatest poets have not hesitated to use their highest powers to impress it upon us.Socialism: Positive and Negative|Robert Rives La Monte
British Dictionary definitions for platitude
Word Origin for platitude
Word Origin and History for platitude
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).