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a trite expression or idea

Synonyms for platitude

a trite or obvious remark

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I really don't object to platitudes," he told Ruth later; "but what worries me into nervousness is the pompous, smugly complacent, superior certitude with which they are uttered and the time taken to do it.
And out of the dividends magnificent churches are builded in New England, wherein your kind preaches pleasant platitudes to the sleek, full-bellied recipients of those dividends.
A trite platitude about his not caring to lose her was on his lips, but he refrained from uttering it.
Yet whatever her impression may have been she produced instead a vague platitude.
Yet the electorate will, if ever the platitudes are listened to beyond the Hall.
Summary: Wednesday is World Press Freedom Day, an occasion that in recent years has been marked by the most mundane of platitudes and routine statements.
Stop mouthing benign platitudes THE day after the Islamic terrorist attack in Nice, Theresa May said: "I am shocked and saddened by the horrifying attack in Nice last night.
We also need action from our politicians, not sympathy and platitudes.
This would also explain why it can only produce platitudes like the following that was included in the joint statement: "We remain convinced of the strategic nature of this trilateral co-operation and we will continue to work closely towards the fullest exploitation of its potential, to the benefit of our peoples and the wider region.
Like the platitudes that people post and re-post that are supposed to be meaningful and insightful but are often bland nonsense.
Carpe Diem/follow your dreams/reach for the stars type platitudes (except if you want independence for your country.
The film suffers from an undue reverence to its characters - middle-class white boys whose attempts at being hip amount to shouting pretentious platitudes.
He said despite the release of political prisoners, thousands of others remain behind bars without due process and the regime would ultimately be "judged by its actions, not empty platitudes and symbolic gestures like we've seen thus far.
Tony Abbott delivered a shot across the bow to universities today, warning them not to expect anything but platitudes from a Coalition Government and painting a bleak picture of the future of tertiary education under his leadership.
The speech was full of platitudes and principles, but short on specifics.