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platitude [PLAT-i-tood, -tyood]

noun
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

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/platitude


"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."
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