Meaning of platitude

plat•i•tude

Pronunciation: (plat'i-td", -tyd"), [key]
— n.
  1. a flat, dull, or trite remark, esp. 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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