platitudinize

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v platitudinize utter platitudes "The candidate platitudinized and bored the audience"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Platitudinize To utter platitudes or truisms.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • platitudinize To utter platitudes; make dull, stale, or insipid remarks.
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Usage

In literature:

Nevertheless Martin liked him better than the platitudinous bank cashier.
"Martin Eden" by Jack London
Assyrian's speech; not a bad one, though platitudinous.
"Cyropaedia" by Xenophon
Why not settle down upon the formula that to be platitudinous is to be happy?
"The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner" by Charles Dudley Warner
I have seldom held forth so platitudinously even in the House of Commons.
"Simon the Jester" by William J. Locke
Yet Chopin admired Kalkbrenner's finished technique despite his platitudinous manner.
"Chopin: The Man and His Music" by James Huneker
This is platitudinous, but platitudes are not platitudes when we first make our personal experience of them.
"The Cathedral" by Sir Hugh Walpole
This is platitudinous, but it needs to be borne in mind.
"Haydn" by John F. Runciman
And he felt even when he did open his case that the effect of it was platitudinous and disappointing.
"Mr. Britling Sees It Through" by H. G. Wells
Now Poussin is, or appears to be, in many of his works a dramatic painter, and for us his drama is platitudinous.
"Essays on Art" by A. Clutton-Brock
Which is my platitudinous way of agreeing with the last postscript of your letter.
"August First" by Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews and Roy Irving Murray
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In news:

To be clear, when an American president talks about the Holocaust as a "crime unique in human history," no matter how platitudinously or disingenuously , that is something positive.
You certainly couldn't tell from that platitudinous hogwash that the president dished out.
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