A platitude is a trite, meaningless or prosaic statement, which is generally directed at quelling social…

platitude is a trite, meaningless or prosaic statement, which is generally directed at quelling social, emotional, or cognitive unease, presenting a shallow, unifying wisdom over a difficult topic. They are too overused and general to be anything more than undirected statements with ultimately little meaningful contribution towards a solution. Examples could be statements such as “Meet in the middle”, “Everybody has a right to an opinion”, “Everything happens for a reason”, “It is what it is”, and “Do what you can”.

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