platitude

  • 21platitude — /plat i toohd , tyoohd /, n. 1. a flat, dull, or trite remark, esp. one uttered as if it were fresh or profound. 2. the quality or state of being flat, dull, or trite: the platitude of most political oratory. [1805 15; < F: lit., flatness, equiv …

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  • 22platitude — noun /ˈplætɪtjuːd,ˈplætɪtuːd/ a) An often quoted saying that is supposed to be meaningful but has become unoriginal or hackneyed through overuse; a cliché. Beauty, I suppose, opens the heart, extends the consciousness. It is a platitude, of&#8230; …

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  • 23platitude — plat|i|tude [ˈplætıtju:d US tu:d] n formal [Date: 1800 1900; : French; Origin: plat flat, dull ] a statement that has been made many times before and is not interesting or clever used to show disapproval ▪ His excuse was the platitude boys will&#8230; …

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  • 24platitude — [[t]plæ̱tɪtjuːd, AM tuːd[/t]] platitudes N COUNT (disapproval) A platitude is a statement which is considered meaningless and boring because it has been made many times before in similar situations. Why couldn t he, for once, say something vital&#8230; …

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  • 25platitude — noun Etymology: French, from plat flat, dull Date: 1812 1. the quality or state of being dull or insipid 2. a banal, trite, or stale remark …

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  • 26Platitude — Dieser Artikel oder Abschnitt bedarf einer Überarbeitung. Hilf mit, ihn zu verbessern, und entferne anschließend diese Markierung. Mit Plattitüde oder Plattitude (frz.) bezeichnet man eine nichtssagende, abgedroschene Redewendung, die den wahren&#8230; …

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  • 27Platitüde — Dieser Artikel oder Abschnitt bedarf einer Überarbeitung. Hilf mit, ihn zu verbessern, und entferne anschließend diese Markierung. Mit Plattitüde oder Plattitude (frz.) bezeichnet man eine nichtssagende, abgedroschene Redewendung, die den wahren&#8230; …

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  • 28Platitude — Gemeinplatz; Allgemeinplatz; Plattitüde; nichts sagende Redensart; nichtssagende Redensart * * * Pla|ti|tu|de 〈[ ty:də] f. 19〉 = Plattitüde * * * Pla|ti|tude [… ty:d(ə) ] …

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  • 29platitude — Synonyms and related words: abstraction, banality, bromide, chestnut, cliche, commonplace, commonplace expression, corn, familiar tune, general idea, generalization, generalized proposition, glittering generality, hackneyed expression, hackneyed&#8230; …

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  • 30Platitude — Pla·ti·tu·de [ tyːde] ↑Plattitüde …

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  • 31Platitüde — Wer dauernd Endgültiges zu sagen bemüht ist, der kommt über Platitüden nicht hinaus. «Günter Grass [* 1927]; dt. Schriftsteller» …

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  • 32platitude — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. commonplace, cliché, truism, banality, maxim. See unmeaningness. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A trite expression] Syn. Cliché, truism, proverb, triviality; see cliché , motto , proverb . 2. [Triteness] Syn …

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  • 33Platitude — Pla|ti|tu|de 〈 [ ty: ] f.; Gen.: , Pl.: n〉 = Plattitüde …

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  • 34Platitüde — Pla|ti|tü|de: frühere Schreibung für ↑Plattitüde …

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  • 35platitude — plat|i|tude [ plætı,tud ] noun count something that has been said so often that it is not interesting anymore and shows a lack of imagination: The conversation between the two leaders went beyond platitudes and got into real issues. ╾&#8230; …

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  • 36Platitüde — Plattitüde …

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  • 37platitude — plat·i·tude || plætɪtuːd / tjuːd n. superficiality, state of being commonplace, banality; trite saying, cliche, dull remark …

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  • 38platitude — [ platɪtju:d] noun a trite, obvious, or insincere remark or statement. Derivatives platitudinize or platitudinise verb platitudinous adjective Origin C19: from Fr., from plat flat …

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  • 39platitude — n. 1. Insipidity, flatness, dulness, mawkishness. 2. Truism, trite remark. 3. Twaddle, verbiage, palaver, trash, chatter, stuff, fudge, nonsense, moonshine, flummery, wish wash, balderdash, jargon, senseless prate, frothy discourse, idle talk …

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  • 40platitude — noun (C) a statement that has been made many times before and is not interesting or clever: a typical politician s speech, full of platitudes platitudinous adjective …

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