Translation of platitude in Spanish:

platitude

lugar común, n.

Pronunciation /ˈplatɪtjuːd//ˈplædəˌt(j)ud/

noun

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    lugar común masculine
    tópico masculine
    perogrullada feminine informal
    • No slippery politician was going to give me the kind of straight talk I was looking for, but only politicians and platitudes were on offer.
    • So says The Knife, who, as their name suggests, are not a conventional band content to offer vacuous platitudes served on a diet of mediocrity.
    • It's pretty much downhill from there, with everyone speaking in moral platitudes and Hanks looking troubled.
    • It is not enough for Blair simply to utter platitudes.
    • ‘I'm proud of my guys,’ Valentine, the Mets' manager said, offering the platitudes of a loser.
    • The other two are gratuities, and while one could argue both gratuities and platitudes are pleasantries, that doesn't make one the other.
    • McDonnell's yet-to-be-delivered statement opens with self-serving platitudes and praise for the committee.
    • One critic once said that George Eliot was the only English writer who was into sermonising and moral platitudes.
    • They seek to dissolve all concrete issues of history, politics and economics into the ethereal mists of moral platitudes.
    • Its unpleasantness must not be buried in moral and philosophical platitudes.
    • But members of the Omagh victims' group are not content with such platitudes.
    • I agree with Deacon that the platitude that liberals think ‘people are basically good,’ which we all learned in our college government courses, is out of date.
    • His answer to all these questions is the pious platitude, ‘one standard of citizenship’.
    • Thinking that a few motivational platitudes and clichés will save them, the rest of the band plod on, uninspired and surrounded by yes men.
    • They should stop playing to the public gallery by mouthing platitudes and begin thinking seriously about the very nature of crime and punishment.
    • Mondale just kept serving up affable liberal platitudes.
    • This year more than ever, the hack politician's laziest platitude is true: ‘This election is about the future.’
    • Gone are (some of) the moral platitudes, and in their place are actual critiques and questions.
    • That failure could be his Achilles' heel, for whenever he addresses environmental activist groups he offers platitudes, but little promise of action.
    • Here, in one neat package, we have all the liberal platitudes.
    • Cliched platitudes about derby matches may be easy enough to pick up, but there are still occasional communication difficulties between player and manager.