Synonyms for platitude
- boiler plate
- familiar tune
- hackneyed saying
- high camp
- old chestnut
- old story
- trite remark
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PLATITUDE
To a Frenchman, everything is a platitude that is not a paradox.
A platitude that nobody has expressed and that nobody has acted on is a great truth.
It is tolerated to-day for no other reason than that it has cornered the platitude market.
Mr. Platitude was filled with wrath, and abused Dissenters in most unmeasured terms.
When I awoke from my reverie the Reverend Mr. Platitude was quitting the apartment.
I speak advisedly,” said he, in continuation, “there is one Platitude.
I wanted to quote that Latin platitude about who watches the watchers.
That sounds like the barest sort of platitude, but have patience.
It is proverbial, but the man who is running this game has made it look like a platitude.
The platitude was the best that I could muster to my tongue.
1812, "dullness," from French platitude "flatness, vapidness" (late 17c.), from Old French plat "flat" (see plateau (n.)); formed on analogy of latitude, etc. Meaning "a flat, dull, or commonplace remark" is recorded from 1815. Related: Platitudinous. Hence platitudinarian (n.), 1855; platitudinize (1867).