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English

Etymology

From French, from Old French platflat’.

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Noun

Singular
platitude

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  1. An often-quoted saying that is supposed to be meaningful but has become unoriginal or hackneyed through overuse; a cliché.
  2. Unoriginality; triteness.
  3. A claim that is trivially true, to the point of being uninteresting.

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Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /plɑtiˈtydə/

Etymology

From French, from Old French platflat’.

Noun

platitude f. (plural platitudes, diminutive platituudje)

  1. Platitude, cliché.

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