adverb see platitudinous

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  • platitudinously — See platitudinous. * * * …   Universalium

  • platitudinously — adverb In the manner of a platitude …   Wiktionary

  • platitudinously — plætɪ tuːdnÉ™slɪ / tjuːdɪn adv. superficially, cursorily, in a shallow manner; in a commonplace manner, banally, tritely …   English contemporary dictionary

  • platitudinously — plat·i·tu·di·nous·ly …   English syllables

  • platitudinously — adverb see platitudinous …   Useful english 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

  • 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

  • proverbially — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. as the saying is, as they say, as the story goes, aphoristically, axiomatically, epigrammatically, platitudinously, traditionally; see also customarily …   English dictionary for students

  • politics makes strange bedfellows — Politics has long been considered a plural noun; its use with a singular verb is comparatively recent. A well established variant of adversity makes strange bedfellows. 1839 P. HONE Diary 9 July (1927) I. 404 Party politics, like poverty, bring… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • platitude — [plat′ə to͞od΄, plat′ətyo͞od΄] n. [Fr < OFr plat, flat (see PLATE), infl. by latitude, rectitude] 1. a commonplace, flat, or dull quality, as in speech or writing 2. a commonplace or trite remark, esp. one uttered as if it were fresh or… …   English World dictionary

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