[plat-i-tood-n-uh l, -tyood-]


Origin of platitudinal

1865–70; platitude + -inal (see -al1), on the model of L derivatives of abstract nouns in -tūdō, stem -tūdin- (cf. latitudinal) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for platitudinal

Historical Examples of platitudinal

  • The conversation, owing to the intervention of other of the guests, became general and platitudinal.

    The Devil's Paw

    E. Phillips Oppenheim