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Word: platitude

Definition: trite remark; commonplace statement; ADJ. platitudinous


Sentences Containing 'platitude'

To those who are familiar with the original, it savours of truism or platitude to say so, for in truth there can be no thoroughly satisfactory translation of "Don Quixote" into English or any other language.

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