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platitude +‎ -in- +‎ -ous, probably after multitudinous.



platitudinous (comparative more platitudinous, superlative most platitudinous)

  1. Characterised by cliches or platitudes.
    • 2005, Christopher Hitchens, "André Malraux: One Man's Fate", New York Times Book Review, 10 Apr 2005:
      The meeting was brief and platitudinous, but in later accounts [] Malraux turned it into a major summit of great minds.
    • 2017 August 20, “The Observer view on the attacks in Spain”, in The Observer[1]:
      But surely it is possible for those tasked with ensuring public safety to imagine creative solutions beyond platitudinous expressions of sympathy, extra concrete barriers and additional airport security checks?