platitudinarian

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n platitudinarian a bore who makes excessive use of platitudes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Platitudinarian One addicted to uttering platitudes, or stale and insipid truisms. "A political platitudinarian ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • platitudinarian Of the nature of or characterized by platitude; given to the utterance of platitudes.
    • n platitudinarian One who is addicted to or indulges in platitudes.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Platitudinarian one who indulges in platitudes
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—plat, flat.

Usage

In literature:

He was damped to the skin by Mary Ann's platitudinarian style of conversation.
"The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes" by Israel Zangwill
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