[plat-i-tood-n-uh s, -tyood-]


characterized by or given to platitudes.
of the nature of or resembling a platitude.

Origin of platitudinous

1855–60; platitude + -inous (see platitudinal, -ous)
Related formsplat·i·tu·di·nous·ly, adverbplat·i·tu·di·nous·ness, nounnon·plat·i·tu·di·nous, adjectivenon·plat·i·tu·di·nous·ly, adverbun·plat·i·tu·di·nous, adjectiveun·plat·i·tu·di·nous·ly, adverbun·plat·i·tu·di·nous·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for platitudinous

Contemporary Examples of platitudinous

  • Everyone this side of Charles Krauthammer agrees that Romney was general and platitudinous and not that engaged.

    The Daily Beast logo
    Reality Vs. 'Reality'

    Michael Tomasky

    October 23, 2012

Historical Examples of platitudinous

  • These sentiments have to the modern ear a platitudinous ring.

  • This mild, platitudinous rebuke came when all the damage was done.

    Australian Writers

    Desmond Byrne

  • It was a period of the flat, stale, platitudinous, and bourgeois.


    James Huneker

  • All this is so platitudinous that I feel ashamed to write it; but then, how can one avoid platitudes without avoiding truth?

    Creative Intelligence

    John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen

  • Nevertheless Martin liked him better than the platitudinous bank cashier.

    Martin Eden

    Jack London