Definition of 'platitude'
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We get the usual platitudes with a side serving of Except there's one thing. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We get the usual platitudes with a side serving of Except there's one thing. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His hastily rewritten conference speech will have to offer more than platitudes about consulting the people. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He will not offer platitudes about encouragement. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Instead he chose a few bland platitudes. The Sun (2007)He can only mouth the same old platitudes to audiences who already agree with him. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Nor does he offer pious platitudes. Christianity Today (2000)It is not only some politicians who have been guilty of sonorous but meaningless platitudes in the wake of the election result. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But the voters have had enough of her grim, frozen face and endless meaningless platitudes. The Sun (2016)These releases offer no new messages of hope or redemption, only old platitudes. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Instead of the usual earnest platitudes, big oil should get tough in Copenhagen. Times, Sunday Times (2009)If he decides that you aren't, he will just give you the usual platitudes. Times, Sunday Times (2009)I don't mean that anyone should offer platitudes to people who may have lost their jobs or their savings. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'platitude'
British English: platitude NOUN
A platitude is a statement which is considered meaningless and boring because it has been made many times before in similar situations.
Why couldn't he say something original instead of spouting the same old platitudes?
Definition of platitude from the Collins English Dictionary
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