Definition of Platitudinal

1. Adjective. Dull and tiresome but with pretensions of significance or originality. "Bromidic sermons"

Exact synonyms: Bromidic, Corny, Platitudinous
Similar to: Unoriginal
Derivative terms: Corn, Platitude



Definition of Platitudinal

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Platitudinal

platinum arsenide
platinum black
platinum blond
platinum blonde
platinum compounds
platinum foil
platinum group
platinum sombrero
platinum thermometer
platinumlike
platinums
platinumsmith
platinumsmiths
platitude
platitudes
platitudinal (current term)
platitudinarian
platitudinize
platitudinized
platitudinizes
platitudinizing
platitudinous
platitudinously
platitudinousness
platitudise
platly
platness

Literary usage of Platitudinal

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1. Players and Playwrights I Have Known by John Coleman (1888)
"I had a few leading parts, such . as Master Walter, Joseph Surface, that idiot Faulk- land, and that platitudinal humbug Peregrine in 'John Bull. ..."

2. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1858)
"... the writer has the following platitudinaL, depleted, emasculated caricature of Mr. MICHAEL WALSH'S ..."

3. The English Illustrated Magazine (1900)
"... dispenser of ethics as well as a dispenser of laws) read the prisoner a platitudinal lecture on the evils of setting bad examples. The prisoner smiled. ..."

4. Players and Playwrights I Have Known by John Coleman (1888)
"I had a few leading parts, such . as Master Walter, Joseph Surface, that idiot Faulk- land, and that platitudinal humbug Peregrine in 'John Bull. ..."

5. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1858)
"... the writer has the following platitudinaL, depleted, emasculated caricature of Mr. MICHAEL WALSH'S ..."

6. The English Illustrated Magazine (1900)
"... dispenser of ethics as well as a dispenser of laws) read the prisoner a platitudinal lecture on the evils of setting bad examples. The prisoner smiled. ..."

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