Definition of Laconism

1. Noun. Terseness of expression.

Exact synonyms: Laconicism
Generic synonyms: Terseness



Definition of Laconism

1. n. A vigorous, brief manner of expression; laconic style.

Definition of Laconism

1. Noun. (uncountable figure of speech) Extreme brevity in expression. ¹

2. Noun. A very or notably brief expression. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Laconism

1. brevity of expression [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Laconism

lacklusterness
lacklusters
lacklustre
lacklustrely
lacklustreness
lacks
lacmus
lacmuses
laconian
laconic
laconical
laconically
laconicism
laconicisms
laconicum
laconism (current term)
laconisms
laconize
laconized
laconizes
laconizing
lacosamide
lacquer
lacquer-ware
lacquer tree
lacquered
lacquerer
lacquerers
lacquering
lacquerless

Literary usage of Laconism

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1. From Benguella to the Territory of Yacca: Description of a Journey Into by Roberto Ivens (1882)
"Opinion of the authors upon laconism in the description of toil and suffering—The night of the 27th May—Apprehensions—Night phantoms—An unexpected ..."

2. The March of the Ten Thousand: Being a Translation of the Anabasis, Preceded by Xenophon, Henry Graham Dakyns (1901)
"To understand laconism, as I have elsewhere said, we ought to go to a somewhat analogous period—the Italy of the Republics, when Venice with her relative ..."

3. The Works of Xenophon by Xenophon, Henry Graham Dakyns (1890)
"laconism}- But in what particular way this laconism was shown, or how and why either laconism or friendship with Cyrus should have brought upon him a ..."

4. A Critical History of the Language and Literature of Antient Greece by William Mure (1857)
"About this time he was banished " from Athens on account of laconism. ... The laconism mentioned by Diogenes could not have consisted, ..."

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