platitudinous


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Synonyms for platitudinous

dull and tiresome but with pretensions of significance or originality

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While issuing platitudinous calls for restoration of democracy, the Obama administration left no doubt that the U.
The problem with this is that it is very difficult to convey the results of Dewey's investigations in isolation from his technical discussions without making them seem platitudinous.
She is boring and platitudinous, of course, so why should we wish to hear her speak?
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.
More than 1,000 environmentalist and leftist groups signed a post-conference petition entitled "The Future We Don't Want," a play on The Future We Want, the platitudinous document that diplomats from 188 nations agreed on there.
Although workers were often sceptical about Soviet ideology, they were influenced by platitudinous propaganda about the supremacy of the working class, etc.
I find these thoughts attractive, even platitudinous.
Yet more platitudinous verbiage from the politicians and Mervyn King, the Governor of the Bank of England, about the culture of excess?
My recent experience has been that these conversations can next go one of two ways: The person mentions clergy sex abuse or makes a platitudinous statement about Catholics.
He has a few insights, but they are largely platitudinous and could readily have been boiled down to an extended magazine commentary.
However, all of this probably sounds platitudinous.
But talk of renewed spirit in the Blues camp is not just platitudinous sound-bites.
Platitudinous narratives and stiff-upper-lip rhetoric never made me feel interested in, or affected by war.
Of course we do have naive and platitudinous things in our daily lives and that is very accepted.