AskDefine | Define platitudinous

Dictionary Definition

platitudinous adj : dull and tiresome but with pretensions of significance or originality; "bromidic sermons" [syn: bromidic, corny, platitudinal]

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English

Adjective

  1. Prone to using cliches.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

aphoristic, axiomatic, back-number, banal, bewhiskered, bromidic, common, commonly known, commonplace, corny, crisp, current, cut-and-dried, epigrammatic, fade, familiar, formulaic, formulistic, fusty, gnomic, hackney, hackneyed, household, moth-eaten, musty, notorious, old hat, overworked, pithy, pointed, proverbial, public, pungent, sententious, set, square, stale, stereotyped, stock, succinct, talked-about, talked-of, terse, threadbare, timeworn, trite, truistic, universally admitted, universally recognized, unoriginal, warmed-over, well-kenned, well-known, well-recognized, well-understood, well-worn, widely known, worn, worn thin
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