A platitude is a trite, meaningless, or prosaic statement, generally directed at quelling social, emotional, or cognitive unease. Platitudes are geared towards presenting a shallow, unifying wisdom over a difficult topic. However, they are too general and overused to be anything more than undirected statements with ultimately little meaningful contribution towards a solution.
Examples could be statements such as “it is what it is”, “meet in the middle”, “busy as a bee”, “method to my madness”, “better late than never”, “just be yourself”, “burning the midnight oil”, “strength is something you choose”, “thoughts and prayers”, and “nobody’s perfect”. Platitudes are generally a form of thought-terminating cliché.
An often-quoted saying that is supposed to be meaningful but has become unoriginal or hackneyed through overuse; a cliché.
A claim that is trivially true, to the point of being uninteresting.
Common in a boring way, to the point of being predictable; containing nothing new or fresh.
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”
so lacking in originality as to be obvious and boring
“songs with banal, repeated words”