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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishplatitudeplat‧i‧tude /ˈplætɪtjuːd $ -tuːd/ noun [countable] formal  SAYINGa 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 be boys’.platitudinous /ˌplætɪˈtjuːdɪnəs◂ $ -ˈtuː-/ adjective
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platitudeThat at least some of them do so is a platitude.All the foreign students sat together in the Student Union, at the same table, exchanging heavily accented platitudes.Those who did believe me offered no solace; only sympathy and empty platitudes.The marriage counsellor could only offer us a string of empty platitudes.High-sounding jargon or pointless platitudes cut little ice when one is alert to the actual message being conveyed.empty political platitudesCharles took one look at the proffered platitudes, which he knew to be absurd, and set about writing an alternative.Many transplant-zealots speak in slippery platitudes.I sense his slighted dignity and mouth some platitude about boys being boys the world over.The management tried to satisfy staff with some platitudes about the need to make sacrifices for the benefit of the company.What blessed relief from the platitudes.Mr Gringold droned on, mouthing the usual platitudes about motivation and self-reliance.
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