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.]
--plat”i·tu“di·nous (-t›d“n-…s, -ty›d“-)
or plat”i·tu“di·nal (-t›d“n-…l, -ty›d“-)
adj. --plat”i·tu“di·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.