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platitudinousness

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or quality of being platitudinous; dullness; flatness; staleness; insipidity; triteness.

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

  • noun The quality of being platitudinous.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

platitudinous +‎ -ness

Examples

  • We summarize here its main constructive conceptions in spite of its present platitudinousness.

    The Shape of Things to Come

  • Bobby's pointed rhetoric, the platitudinousness of its content notwithstanding (that teenage girls were sexual beings and society didn't like it wasn't exactly news), had left Switters lightly hypnotized.

    Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates

  • Bobby's pointed rhetoric, the platitudinousness of its content notwithstanding (that teenage girls were sexual beings and society didn't like it wasn't exactly news), had left Switters lightly hypnotized.

    Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates

  • A novel or a play is judged among us, not by its dignity of conception, its artistic honesty, its perfection of workmanship, but almost entirely by its orthodoxy of doctrine, its platitudinousness, its usefulness as a moral tract.

    A Book of Prefaces

  • But it is in our country alone that banality in letters takes on the proportions of a national movement; it is only here that a work of the imagination is habitually judged by its sheer emptiness of ideas, its fundamental platitudinousness, its correspondence with the imbecility of mob thinking; it is only here that "glad" books run up sales of hundreds of thousands.

    A Book of Prefaces

  • Baudelaire wrote that the devil’s greatest achievement was to have persuaded so many people that he doesn’t exist: liberal platitudinousness must be a bit like that to those who suffer from it without quite acknowledging that there is such a syndrome to begin with.

    Cheap Laughs

  • Baudelaire wrote that the devil’s greatest achievement was to have persuaded so many people that he doesn’t exist: liberal platitudinousness must be a bit like that to those who suffer from it without quite acknowledging that there is such a syndrome to begin with.

    Cheap Laughs

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