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  • s  dull and tiresome but with pretensions of significance or originality

  • She could still leech the life out of a large audience with her platitudinous speeches; but at diners, schools and community centers she was able to connect one on one.
  • Christmas Story lampoons holiday greed but delights in it too--there's no platitudinous ending about how Christmas isn't really about presents.
  • There were also the numerous little volumes of verse; tangled, dry, pretentiously platitudinous, unnecessarily difficult, full of tags from Auden and Eliot.
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  • Mediaite’s Official State of the Union 2014 Drinking Game
    President Obama 's speech tonight is expected to focus on income inequality, as well as a variety of other issues. It will likely be the same 90-minutes of platitudinous rambling we've come to know from each and every president's State of the Union Address. So here's our helpful guide on how to pass the time and get drunk. Because you really didn't ask for it...
    Jan. 28, 2014 - Mediaite

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