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bromide (s) (noun), bromides (pl)
1. A drug that makes someone calm: Sam finds his work very stressful; so, before he went home, he stopped by the drugstore to get a bromide that would help him feel less tense.
2. A comment or statement that is meant to make another person feel happier or calmer, but which is not original or effective: The politician's speech had nothing more to offer than the usual bromides about how everyone should work together to improve the economy.
Common or simple statements or ideas.
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Tiresome or trite and tiresome comments.
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A drug that makes someone calm; comments or notions which are meant to make others feel happier or calmer; however, they are usually boring, not original, and so they are ineffective. (2)