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That conservative can always rationalize his actions—platitudes come cheap.

You rolled through the usual platitudes: “To those whom much is given, much is expected,” etc.

The statement after the emergency NATO meeting was a toothless collection of platitudes.

As for Syria, Rouhani repeated platitudes about the need to end the suffering of the people there.

Instead, she is content with quoting our hero and his hollow platitudes: “A day with a confrontation is better than a free day.”

Heavens, with what pained looks, with what platitudes and proverbs, with what reproofs and axioms and sentiments!

What an answer to the platitudes of fanatics who have the audacity to assert that philosophy is but the fruit of libertinage!

He sorely wanted to make Maud stand up to him once or twice, and put her foot through his mild platitudes.

All her pompous platitudes cannot conceal the earnestness of her denunciation of shams.

Had he come down to Fairholme to listen to the platitudes of virtuous love?


On this page you'll find 35 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to platitudes, such as: banality, bromide, stereotype, tag, flatness, and shibboleth.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.