1. a flat, dull, or trite remark, esp. one uttered as if it were fresh or profound.
2. the quality or state of being flat, dull, or trite
"I'm not sure who else feels this way," Anne said in her art class's weekly critiquing session, "But see the blobs and swirls? I truly feel that this painting is very... abstract."
"Thank you for your input, Anne," her teacher responded dryly, "But we don't award points for platitudes."