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Obvious vs. Platitude

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Obviousadjective

Easily discovered, seen, or understood; self-explanatory.

Platitudenoun

An often-quoted saying that is supposed to be meaningful but has become unoriginal or hackneyed through overuse; a cliché.

Obviousadjective

Opposing; fronting.

‘To the evil turnMy obvious breast.’;

Platitudenoun

Unoriginality; triteness.

Obviousadjective

Exposed; subject; open; liable.

Platitudenoun

A claim that is trivially true, to the point of being uninteresting.

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Obviousadjective

Easily discovered, seen, or understood; readily perceived by the eye or the intellect; plain; evident; apparent; as, an obvious meaning; an obvious remark.

‘Apart and easy to be known they lie,Amidst the heap, and obvious to the eye.’;

Platitudenoun

The quality or state of being flat, thin, or insipid; flat commonness; triteness; staleness of ideas of language.

‘To hammer one golden grain of wit into a sheet of infinite platitude.’;

Obviousadjective

easily perceived or understood;

‘obvious errors’;

Platitudenoun

A thought or remark which is flat, dull, trite, or weak; a truism; a commonplace.

Obviousadjective

easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind;

‘a perceptible sense of expectation in the court’; ‘an obvious (or palpable) lie’;

Platitudenoun

a trite or obvious remark

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Obviousadjective

obvious to the eye or mind;

‘a tower conspicuous at a great distance’; ‘wore conspicuous neckties’; ‘made herself conspicuous by her exhibitionistic preening’;

Platitudenoun

a remark or statement, especially one with a moral content, that has been used too often to be interesting or thoughtful

‘she began uttering liberal platitudes’;

Obviousadjective

obvious to the eye;

‘a visible change of expression’;

Platitude

A platitude is a trite, meaningless, or prosaic statement, often used as a thought-terminating cliché, aimed at quelling social, emotional, or cognitive unease. The statement may be true, but its meaning has been lost due to its excessive use.Platitudes have been criticized as giving a false impression of wisdom, making it easy to accept falsehoods: A platitude is even worse than a cliché.

Obviousadjective

easily perceived or understood; clear, self-evident, or apparent

‘unemployment has been the most obvious cost of the recession’; ‘it was obvious a storm was coming in’;

Obviousadjective

predictable and lacking in subtlety

‘it was an obvious remark to make’;

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