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noun [countable] platitude pronunciation in American English /ˈplætɪˌtud/ 
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  1. something that has been said so often that it is not interesting anymore and shows a lack of imagination

    The conversation between the two leaders went beyond platitudes and got into real issues.

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platitudinous

 platitude pronunciation in American English /ˌplætɪˈtud(ə)nəs/  adjective

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any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

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