platitude
[ plat-i-tood ]
next word >>
Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
from French, from plat ‘flat’
Synonyms
  • cliché
  • truism
  • commonplace
  • banality
  • old chestnut
  • bromide
  • inanity
Antonyms
  • coinage
  • nuance
Definition
a flat, dull, or trite remark, especially one uttered as if it were fresh or profound
Example
He uniformly retreated to the safety of the platitude and commonplace.
Usage Over Time

Stay Connected

Sign up to receive the word of the day, sent straight to your inbox.

By submitting this form, you are agreeing to our Terms of Use.