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 — 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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