platitudinize

[ plat-i-tood-n-ahyz, -tyood- ]
/ ˌplæt ɪˈtud n aɪz, -ˈtyud- /

verb (used without object), plat·i·tu·di·nized, plat·i·tu·di·niz·ing.

to utter platitudes.

Nearby words

  1. platinum metal,
  2. platinum-blond,
  3. platitude,
  4. platitudinal,
  5. platitudinarian,
  6. platitudinous,
  7. plato,
  8. platonic,
  9. platonic love,
  10. platonic or platonic

Also especially British, plat·i·tu·di·nise.

Origin of platitudinize

First recorded in 1880–85; platitudin(ous) + -ize

Related formsplat·i·tu·di·ni·za·tion, nounplat·i·tu·di·niz·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for platitudinize

platitudinize

platitudinise

/ (ˌplætɪˈtjuːdɪˌnaɪz) /

verb

(intr) to speak or write in platitudes
Derived Formsplatitudinizer or platitudiniser, noun

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