Morning talk shows should be a doddle for a President: softball questions easily answered with a platitude or three.
But how does one square his platitude with the reality of his situation?
I thought this was a kind of platitude, but she corrected me.
In daily life many of these carefully recorded passages have an air of platitude, at which no wonder the Edinburgh Review laughed.
To a Frenchman, everything is a platitude that is not a paradox.
Henry Greech hastily abandoned simile and fell back on platitude and the safer kinds of fact.
A platitude that nobody has expressed and that nobody has acted on is a great truth.
Assuredly they are not—in utter stolidity of platitude and absolute impotence of drivel.
It is tolerated to-day for no other reason than that it has cornered the platitude market.
It is a platitude to say that authors are as much affected as other men by the atmosphere which they breathe.
1812, "dullness," from French platitude "flatness, vapidness" (late 17c.), from Old French plat "flat" (see plateau (n.)); formed on analogy of latitude, etc. Meaning "a flat, dull, or commonplace remark" is recorded from 1815. Related: Platitudinous. Hence platitudinarian (n.), 1855; platitudinize (1867).