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Word of the Day 03/30/15 Platitude

Platitude (noun)
platitude [plat-i-tood, -tyood]


noun
1. a flat, dull, or trite remark, especially 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.

Can be confused
plaudit.

Synonyms
1. cliché, truism.

Origin: 1805-15; < French: literally, flatness, equivalent to plat flat (see plate1) + -itude, as in French latitude, altitude, magnitude, etc.

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