Friday, February 19, 2010

platitude

plat·i·tude (pl²t“¹-t›d”, -ty›d”) 
n. 1. A trite or banal remark or statement, especially one expressed as if it were original or significant. See Synonyms at   
cliché. 2. Lack of originality; triteness. [French, from plat, flat, from Old French. See PLATE.] 

--plati·tudi·nous (-t›d“n-…s, -ty›d“-)
or plati·tudi·nal (-t›d“n-…l, -ty›d“-) 
adj. --plati·tudi·nous·ly adv.

Usage Example:  The insurance adviser told that the statements recorded from the victim were platitude.

Usage Example:  Doctor gave the patient assurance that he did not have mesothelioma, but the patient felt the statement to be a platitude.