from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To use platitudes in speaking or writing.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To utter platitudes; make dull, stale, or insipid remarks.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To utter platitudes or truisms.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb intransitive To utter one or more platitudes; to make obvious, trivial, or clichéd remarks concerning a topic.
  • verb transitive To express as or reduce to one or more clichés or truisms.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb 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."

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  • I could platitudinize like that (rather badly) in my 2nd-Grade essays.

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