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Synonyms for platitude
ˈplæt ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. platitude, cliche, banality, commonplace, bromide(noun)

    a trite or obvious remark

    Synonyms:
    banality, commonplace, bromide, cliche

Wiktionary

  1. platitude(noun)

    Synonyms:
    cliché

  2. platitude(noun)

    An often-quoted saying that is supposed to be meaningful but has become unoriginal or hackneyed through overuse; a cliché.

    Synonyms:
    cliché

  3. platitude(noun)

    Unoriginality; triteness.

    Synonyms:
    cliché

  4. platitude(noun)

    A claim that is trivially true, to the point of being uninteresting.

    Synonyms:
    cliché

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. platitude

    Synonyms:
    commonplace, generality, truism, triviality

    Antonyms:
    sophism, laconism, enigma, dictum, oracle

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. platitude(n.)

    Synonyms:
    insipidity, flatness, dulness, mawkishness

  2. platitude(n.)

    Synonyms:
    twaddle, verbiage, palaver, trash, chatter, stuff, fudge, nonsense, moonshine, flummery, wish-wash, balderdash, jargon, nonsense, senseless prate, frothy discourse, idle talk

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. platitude(n)

    Synonyms:
    banality

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "platitude":

    cliché

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How to use platitude in a sentence?

  1. Stanley Baldwin:

    A platitude is simply a truth repeated until people get tired of hearing it.

  2. H.L. Mencken:

    Platitude an idea (a) that is admitted to be true by everyone, and (b) that is not true.

  3. L. B. Walton:

    Genius might well be defined as the ability to makes a platitude sound as though it were an original remark.

  4. H. L. Mencken:

    Platitude: an idea (a) that is admitted to be true by everyone, and (b) that is not true.

  5. Katharine Fullerton Gerould:

    Funny how people despise platitudes, when they are usually the truest thing going. A thing has to be pretty true before it gets to be a platitude.


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