(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Without freshness or appeal because of overuse: banal, bromidic, clichéd, commonplace, corny, hackneyed, musty, overused, overworked, platitudinous, shopworn, stale, stereotyped, stereotypic, stereotypical, threadbare, timeworn, tired, trite, warmed-over, well-worn, worn-out. See EXCITE, USUAL.

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  • platitudinal — adjective Date: 1870 platitudinous …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • platitudinal — /plat i toohd n euhl, tyoohd /, adj. platitudinous. [1865 70; PLATITUDE + inal (see AL1), on the model of L derivatives of abstract nouns in tudo, s. tudin (cf. LATITUDINAL)] * * * …   Universalium

  • platitudinal — plat·i·tu·di·nal …   English syllables

  • platitudinal — plat•i•tu•di•nal [[t]ˌplæt ɪˈtud n əl, ˈtyud [/t]] adj. cvb platitudinous …   From formal English to slang

  • platitudinal — adjective dull and tiresome but with pretensions of significance or originality bromidic sermons • Syn: ↑bromidic, ↑corny, ↑platitudinous • Similar to: ↑unoriginal • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • platitudinous — platitudinously, adv. platitudinousness, n. /plat i toohd n euhs, tyoohd /, adj. 1. characterized by or given to platitudes. 2. of the nature of or resembling a platitude. [1855 60; PLATITUDE + inous (see PLATITUDINAL, OUS)] * * * …   Universalium

  • banal — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. common[place], trite. See habit. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. dull, trite, hackneyed; see common 1 , insipid . See Synonym Study at insipid . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a. [buh… …   English dictionary for students

  • commonplace — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. ordinary, usual, everyday; prosy, monotonous, stale, tedious, hackneyed, threadbare, trite, banal. See habit. Ant., unusual, special. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. usual, hackneyed, trite, mundane;… …   English dictionary for students

  • corny — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj., slang, sentimental, mushy, sticky; old fashioned, stale, musty, banal, sticky. See sensibility. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. stale, trite, sentimental, unsophisticated; see dull 4 , sentimental ,… …   English dictionary for students

  • hackneyed — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. trite, stale, used, banal, commonplace. See habit. Ant., new; profound. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. worn out, old, trite; see common 1 , dull 4 . See Synonym Study at trite . III (Roget s 3… …   English dictionary for students

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