Sunday, April 12, 2009

word a day#2

platitude |ˈplatiˌt(y)oōd|
a remark or statement, esp. one with a moral content, that has been used too often to be interesting or thoughtful : she began uttering liberal platitudes.
• the quality of being dull, ordinary, or trite : educators willing to violate the bounds of platitude.

Bonus word:

trite |trīt|
(of a remark, opinion, or idea) overused and consequently of little import; lacking originality or freshness : this point may now seem obvious and trite.
tritely |ˈtraɪtli| adverb
triteness |ˈtraɪtnəs| noun
ORIGIN mid 16th cent.: from Latin tritus, past participle of terere ‘to rub.’

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