What are platitudes

Platitude (German)

Part of speech: noun, (Female)

Other spellings:
Platitude
Old spelling:
platitude
Hyphenation:
Plat | ti | tü | de, Plural: Plat | ti | tü | den
Pronunciation / Stress:
IPA: [ˌPlatiˈtyːdə], Plural: [ˌPlatiˈtyːdn̩]
Word meaning / definition:
1) a meaningless, worn-out statement or phrase
Origin of the term:
french platitude
Synonyms:
1) Flatness, commonplace
Application examples:
1) September 11th changed everything: This one platitude is firmly rooted in American political discourse.
Cases:
Nominative: singular the platitude; Plural the platitudes
Genitive: singular the platitude; Plural of platitudes
Dative: singular the platitude; Plural the platitudes
Accusative: singular the platitude; Plural the platitudes

Translations

  • English: 1) platitude
  • French: 1) platitude
  • Icelandic: 1) lágkúra
  • Spanish: 1) tópico

Practical example sentences

Automatically selected examples in German:

Travel is the opportunity to get to know other cultures. The platitude is as flat as it is untrue. The opposite is true: on vacation you get to know something completely different - namely, the meaning of driving away.
NZZ Online, July 12, 2019

Foreign Minister Maas travels as a walking person platitude around the world.
Welt.de, July 27, 2019

Fortunately, everything goes well in the end. Three-year-old hung out on the balcony It borders - here too, one has to platitude to be served - to a miracle that the three-year-old from Chongqing / China should not have happened according to media reports.
Gala.de, July 31, 2019

Rarely did it fit platitude 'Whoever has the damage does not have to worry about the mockery' as well as at the moment with the SPD. Soci-bashing has meanwhile mutated into a popular sport.
RT German, September 27, 2018

But that is exactly where the problem lies: He looks like one platitude and conveys - if not followed by a few clever sentences - a certain indifference towards the new employer.
Business Insider Germany, December 10, 2018

That the statement is not just one platitude is, the city made clear in 2012 when it awarded its first sports integration award.
Mercury, April 03, 2020

This sentence sounds like an overused one platitude - and unfortunately it is often not much more. The subject of education has been high on the agenda of parties of all stripes for many years in political speeches.
Presseportal.de, August 16, 2020

Indie between Platitudes and pad sounds.
laut.de, August 7th, 2020

"Hard but fair": A productive exchange about lessons in times of Corona was made possible by Plasbergs Platitudes impossible.
Frankfurter Rundschau, May 26, 2020

According to Martin Ganslmeier, the reactions of Germany and the EU to the fire disaster in Moria are unworthy. Quick action is now required - and not clinging to old ones Platitudes.
WDR.de, September 11, 2020

The usage examples were selected automatically and may therefore contain errors.


Thesaurus & Synonyms

  • (just a) saying (coll.)
  • Common place: A statement that expresses the obvious, the trivial, often in tautological form
  • banality: without plural the everyday, the obvious; the empty, meaningless talk, the superficial statement
  • Bulrush: grassy plant, representative of the genus Juncus of the rush family; elliptical: truism
  • Truism: well known fact
  • Truism: well known fact
  • Empty phrase: formulaic idiom or meaningless (meaningless) words
  • Commonplace: A statement that expresses the obvious, the trivial, often in tautological form
  • Talk of no deeper meaning
  • cliche: "Printing block made of metal or plastic for image reproduction in letterpress printing"; Imitation, imitation; entrenched imagination
  • phrase: Linguistics: syntactically related group of words (constituents); Music: a unit of meaning and structure in musical composition theory; general, derogatory: empty phrase, saying without concrete content
  • Platitude (french): original spelling of the (differently pronounced) word platitude
  • Catchphrase: Well-known, catchy formulation of an idea or concept that should be presented as programmatic or exemplary, especially in social or political debates or in advertising; worn, formulaic and therefore no longer convincing utterance; a single word that characterizes a thing
  • Speech sleeve
  • Speech bubble (journal.) (Fig.)
  • Stammtisch wisdom
  • triviality: Educational, without plural: something insignificant, something ordinary; educational a not very witty utterance or idea
  • simple formula
  • brisk Sager (coll., Austrian)
  • brisk saying
  • empty talk
  • empty straw (threshing) (coll.)
  • meaningless phrase
  • meaningless expression
  • meaningless cipher (go.)

Another word (synonym) for platitude - Source: OpenThesaurus


Dictionary entries

Entries from our dictionary containing "platitude":

Attitude:… Italian: 1) attitudine (female) Dutch: 1) attitude Swedish: 1) attityd Spanish: 1) actitud (female) Similar terms:…

Empty phrase: empty words, platitude, platitude Higher-level terms: phrase, idiom Subordinate terms: 1) salutation, greeting, politeness, idiom Examples of use: 1) He spoke most of the time in empty phrases

flat: ... flat pea, flatfish, platform, flat frost, flat foot, flat tire, flatness, flat deer, flat tire, flat beetle, flat plate, flat shell, flat steel, flat stitch, flat embroidery ...

platitude:… Voices only to hear the echo of one's own discouragement. ”Platitude is an outdated spelling of platitude that has not been used since the 1996 reform…

Commonplace: ... retains “determinative compound from common and place synonyms: 1) general place, platitude Related terms: 1) truism opposite words: 1) winged ...


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