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pious platitude


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pious platitude insincere talk about religion or morals
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In literature:

Everybody has seen weaklings who were full of pious platitudes.
"Outwitting Our Nerves" by Josephine A. Jackson and Helen M. Salisbury
If you want to talk pious platitudes to me by rote, please don't, for we should be sure to quarrel.
"The Vicar's People" by George Manville Fenn