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[ plat-i-tood-n-uhs, -tyood- ]


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

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Other Words From

  • plati·tudi·nous·ly adverb
  • plati·tudi·nous·ness noun
  • nonplat·i·tudi·nous adjective
  • nonplat·i·tudi·nous·ly adverb
  • unplat·i·tudi·nous adjective
  • unplat·i·tudi·nous·ly adverb
  • unplat·i·tudi·nous·ness noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of platitudinous1

1855–60; platitude + -inous ( platitudinal, -ous )
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Example Sentences

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

All his accomplishments are boiled down to a single platitudinous paragraph.

The stoutest heart may fail, without blame, before the flat-footed pedestrianism of these platitudinous volumes.

And I do not say this simply as an echo of what others before me have said, or to use a platitudinous phrase.

Which is my platitudinous way of agreeing with the last postscript of your letter.

Why not settle down upon the formula that to be platitudinous is to be happy?

It's to the honour of us anyhow that we can and do keep touching without the more platitudinous kind of demonstration of it.