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platitudenoun [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 ​teamwins.
platitudinous
adjective uk   /ˌplæt.ɪˈtjuː.dɪ.nəs/  us   /ˌplæt̬.əˈtuː.dən-/ formal disapproving
(Definition of platitude from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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platitudenoun [C]

 us   /ˈplæt̬·ɪˌtud/
a ​statement that has been ​repeated so often that it is ​meaningless: They ​nodded at every platitude about making ​sacrifices today for a ​bettertomorrow.
(Definition of platitude from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “platitude”
in Chinese (Simplified) 陈词滥调, 老生常谈…
in Turkish basmakalıp söz, beylik lâf…
in Russian банальность…
in Chinese (Traditional) 陳腔濫調, 老生常談…
in Polish frazes…
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