Platitudinous Plat`i*tu"di*nous, a. Abounding in platitudes; of the nature of platitudes; uttering platitudes. -- {Plat`i*tu"di*nous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • platitudinous — index ordinary, pedestrian, prosaic, trite Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • platitudinous — adjective Etymology: platitude + inous (as in multitudinous) Date: 1853 having the characteristics of a platitude ; full of platitudes < platitudinous remarks > • platitudinously adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • platitudinous — platitude ► NOUN ▪ a remark or statement that has been used too often to be interesting or thoughtful. DERIVATIVES platitudinize (also platitudinise) verb platitudinous adjective. ORIGIN French, from plat flat …   English terms dictionary

  • platitudinous — platitudinously, adv. platitudinousness, n. /plat i toohd n euhs, tyoohd /, adj. 1. characterized by or given to platitudes. 2. of the nature of or resembling a platitude. [1855 60; PLATITUDE + inous (see PLATITUDINAL, OUS)] * * * …   Universalium

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  • platitudinous — Synonyms and related words: aphoristic, axiomatic, back number, banal, bewhiskered, bromidic, common, commonly known, commonplace, corny, crisp, current, cut and dried, epigrammatic, fade, familiar, formulaic, formulistic, fusty, gnomic, hackney …   Moby Thesaurus

  • platitudinous — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. commonplace, common, trite; see dull 4 , trivial , unimportant . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Without freshness or appeal because of overuse: banal, bromidic, clichéd, commonplace, corny, hackneyed, musty,… …   English dictionary for students

  • platitudinous — plat·i·tu·di·nous || ‚plætɪ tuːdnÉ™s / tjuːdɪn adj. superficial, cursory, shallow; commonplace, banal, trite …   English contemporary dictionary

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