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platitude

noun [C] uk   /ˈplæt.ɪ.tjuːd/ us    /ˈplæt̬.ə.tuːd/ disapproving
a remark or statement that may be true but is boring and has no meaning because it has been said so many times before: He doesn't mouth platitudes about it not mattering who scores as long as the team wins.
platitudinous
adjective uk   /ˌplæt.ɪˈtjuː.dɪ.nəs/ us    /ˌplæt̬.əˈtuː.dən-/ formal disapproving
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