noun Date: 1855 one given to the use of platitudes

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  • Platitudinarian — Plat i*tu di*na ri*an, n. One addicted to uttering platitudes, or stale and insipid truisms. A political platitudinarian. G. Eliot. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • platitudinarian — /plat i toohd n air ee euhn, tyoohd /, n. a person who frequently or habitually utters platitudes. [1850 55; PLATITUDIN(OUS) + ARIAN, perh. on the model of LATITUDINARIAN] * * * …   Universalium

  • platitudinarian — noun One who uses many platitudes in speaking or writing …   Wiktionary

  • platitudinarian — plat·i·tu·di·nar·i·an …   English syllables

  • platitudinarian — plat•i•tu•di•nar•i•an [[t]ˌplæt ɪˌtud nˈɛər i ən, ˌtyud [/t]] n. cvb a person who frequently or habitually utters platitudes • Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • platitudinarian — noun a bore who makes excessive use of platitudes • Hypernyms: ↑bore, ↑dullard …   Useful english dictionary

  • platitude —   n. trite statement.    ♦ platitudinarian, n. & a. (person) habitually uttering platitudes.    ♦ platitudinize, v.i. utter platitudes.    ♦ platitudinous, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

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