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[plat-i-tood-n-uh s, -tyood-] /ˌplæt ɪˈtud n əs, -ˈtyud-/
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 forms
platitudinously, adverb
platitudinousness, noun
nonplatitudinous, adjective
nonplatitudinously, adverb
unplatitudinous, adjective
unplatitudinously, adverb
unplatitudinousness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The statement frequently heard that "human nature is human nature" is only a platitudinous half-truth.

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

    Successward Edward W. Bok
  • Nevertheless Martin liked him better than the platitudinous bank cashier.

    Martin Eden Jack London
  • And he felt even when he did open his case that the effect of it was platitudinous and disappointing.

  • That statement isn't in reality as platitudinous as it seems at first thought.

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

    Australian Writers Desmond Byrne
  • He winced, but Joan rattled on with the platitudinous originality of youth.

    Adventure Jack London
  • Which is my platitudinous way of agreeing with the last postscript of your letter.

    August First Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews and Roy Irving Murray

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