platitude - Dictionary definition and meaning for word platitude

(noun) a trite or obvious remark
Synonyms : banality , bromide , cliche , commonplace

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flat + attitude: something flat does not attract us as it is very common. So you will obviously give trite remarks.
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or we can think of plastic: it is veru cheap and of very little value just like platitude
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Latitudes vary from place to place ...whereas Platitude is common to all ..i.e. COMMONPLACE...ORDINARY ... TRITE...
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Take it as (PLATE + ATTITUDE) this hungry man was throwing the PLATE on server face bcos of serving late. Chef is obviously strongly REMARKING towards his ATTITUDE.
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The word 'platitude' is derived from the word 'plat',which is the French version of the word 'flat' and means literally "a flat remark.
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platitude {altitude} ..some thing related to mountain ..which is common place to every one
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platitude=pl(please) + attitutde ppl r always giving weak comments
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Platitude = please + attitude; please attitude is always is always shows poor behavior.
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