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platitude

plat·i·tude

platitude

 
 
pronunciation:
plae tih tud
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an overused, dull, or trivial remark; hackneyed expression; cliché.
He was grieving, and hearing platitudes like "time heals all wounds" did nothing to ease his pain.
synonyms:
bromide, commonplace, truism
similar words:
adage, cliche, expression, maxim, phrase, saw, saying
definition 2: the quality of being unoriginal, dull, or trite.
synonyms:
banality, triteness
similar words:
old hat, staleness
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