platitudinous


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dull and tiresome but with pretensions of significance or originality

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He has to overcome the inherently platitudinous and gridlocked paranoia.
Marenbon's 'four dimensions' seem to me to be somewhat platitudinous and they do not really succeed in taking the reader very far into the problem of dealing with past philosophers.
Nor does it succeed in dramatizing the human need for faith and forgiveness--one of its more baldly stated themes--in more than perfunctory, platitudinous terms.
The reason I am delving into this subject now is the latest platitudinous statements about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict made by Secretary of State John Kerry.
It sounds less platitudinous coming from someone else.
So far, the larger measurable outcome of this phenomenon has been a staggering excess of platitudinous outrage and opinion, while the sum of convictions of those guilty of such crimes has been woefully small.
Then again, football like many other sports, is a microcosm of life which itself can often be bizarre, platitudinous and banal.
Well, we are knee-deep in another commencement season, and therefore up to our eyeballs in the platitudinous pomposity and cliche-ridden oratory that passes for wisdom every May and June at Dear Old Siwash.
He talks about the perennial 'tug-of-war between earthly needs and transcendent hopes, between private pleasures and public goods', but that's rather platitudinous and doesn't really get us very far.
I mean, the whole platitudinous "all our artists are equally valuable" argument is only valid if all artists are, in fact, pulling equal weight in some capacity.
While issuing platitudinous calls for restoration of democracy, the Obama administration left no doubt that the U.
The binary of continuity or change in the Zuma era as one of the book's leitmotifs is rather platitudinous in the context of interesting, exciting, and challenging lines of comparative theoretical and empirical enquiry that have arisen over the last five years or so, most crucially among emerging powers and related changing global power dynamics.
At this stage you have to conclude this is a sort of platitudinous stream of consciousness, repetitive rhetoric trotted out at awards dinners and the like, where government ministers can enjoy a few rays of reflected glory, slap a few backs and tell everyone they're doing a great job.
Bahrain bends too much to the platitudinous Ban Ki-Moon and his proselytising UN dragoons, lugubrious, tut-tutting Western diplomats and oleaginous (a nice way of saying slimy) Western journalists and so-called human rights activists, who are so myopically busy focusing on the few that they conveniently ignore the human rights of the majority.