Plebian, Platitude and Plaintive
Difficult Words : Plebian, Platitude and Plaintive
Plaintive (PLAIN tiv) adj: expressing sadness or sorrow
• The lead singer's plaintive love song expressed his sorrow at being abandoned by his girlfriend for the lead guitarist.
• The chilly autumn weather made the little bird's song seem plaintive.
• You could also say that there was plaintiveness in that bird’s song.
• Don't confuse plaintive with plaintiff. A plaintiff is a person who takes someone to court and who makes a legal complaint.
Platitude (PLAT i TOOD) n: a dull or trite remark, a cliché
• The principal thinks he is a great orator, but his loud, boring speech was full of platitudes.
• Instead of giving us any real insight into the situation, the lecturer threw platitudes at us for the entire period. It was a platitudinous speech.
Plebian (pluh BEE un) adj: common, vulgar, low class, bourgeois
• Plebian is the opposite of aristocratic.
• Sarah refused to eat frozen dinners, saying they were too plebian for her discriminating palate.
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