from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To use platitudes in speaking or writing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To utter one or more platitudes; to make obvious, trivial, or clichéd remarks concerning a topic.
- v. To express as or reduce to one or more clichés or truisms.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To utter platitudes or truisms.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To utter platitudes; make dull, stale, or insipid remarks.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. utter platitudes
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His voice, according to Sadd, was "not good enough and not bad enough" to settle his fate, so he continued with the singing lessons he couldn't afford and, as I would platitudinize to his father, "after all, it's his life."
I could platitudinize like that (rather badly) in my 2nd-Grade essays.
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