- n. Plural form of platitude.
“The cynic of forty sneers at what he terms the platitudes of commencement addresses.”
“The president avoided the temptation to speak in platitudes and sound bytes, and the Republicans went a long way toward showing that they are hardly a party of obstructionists with no solutions to offer Americans. brian says:”
“With stern resolve evident on their grim faces, a parade of Republicans issue thin platitudes about the principle of the act, assuring reporters that they did the right thing when it would surely cost them their careers next election.”
“He tends to shrug and speak in platitudes anyway, and so he deflected credit to the receivers themselves, for how they've worked.”
“As others examine the bill and ask questions, you see the house leadership responding in platitudes, claiming that overall it will help the economy, etc.”
“To the limited extent that Clinton directly engaged with matters of legislative sausage-making during the campaign, she spoke in platitudes along the lines of traditional Democratic interest group coalition-building.”
“They can do so either as combatants or as neighbours. it sounded like platitudes from a boy with a banana.”
“Charley Hapgood, that fellow who speaks always in platitudes?”
“He talks in platitudes and generalities and won't commit on anything.”
“He just talks in platitudes and has no idea how to get things done.”
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