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Platitude vs. Axiom

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Platitudenoun

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

Axiomnoun

(philosophy) A seemingly self-evident or necessary truth which is based on assumption; a principle or proposition which cannot actually be proved or disproved.

Platitudenoun

Unoriginality; triteness.

Axiomnoun

A fundamental assumption that serves as a basis for deduction of theorems; a postulate (sometimes distinguished from postulates as being universally applicable, whereas postulates are particular to a certain science or context).

Platitudenoun

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

Axiomnoun

An established principle in some artistic practice or science that is universally received.

‘The axioms of political economy cannot be considered absolute truths.’;

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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.’;

Axiomnoun

A self-evident and necessary truth, or a proposition whose truth is so evident as first sight that no reasoning or demonstration can make it plainer; a proposition which it is necessary to take for granted; as, "The whole is greater than a part;" "A thing can not, at the same time, be and not be."

Platitudenoun

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

Axiomnoun

An established principle in some art or science, which, though not a necessary truth, is universally received; as, the axioms of political economy.

Platitudenoun

a trite or obvious remark

Axiomnoun

a saying that widely accepted on its own merits

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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’;

Axiomnoun

(logic) a proposition that is not susceptible of proof or disproof; its truth is assumed to be self-evident

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.

Axiomnoun

a statement or proposition which is regarded as being established, accepted, or self-evidently true

‘the axiom that sport builds character’;

Axiomnoun

a statement or proposition on which an abstractly defined structure is based.

Axiom

An axiom, postulate or assumption is a statement that is taken to be true, to serve as a premise or starting point for further reasoning and arguments. The word comes from the Greek axíōma (ἀξίωμα) 'that which is thought worthy or fit' or 'that which commends itself as evident.'The term has subtle differences in definition when used in the context of different fields of study.

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