[ plat-i-tood-n-uh l, -tyood- ]
/ ˌplæt ɪˈtud n əl, -ˈtyud- /



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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. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for platitudinal

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

    The Devil's Paw|E. Phillips Oppenheim