Definition of Laconic

1. Adjective. Brief and to the point; effectively cut short. "Short and terse and easy to understand"

Exact synonyms: Crisp, Curt, Terse
Similar to: Concise
Derivative terms: Crispness, Terseness



Definition of Laconic

1. a. Expressing much in few words, after the manner of the Laconians or Spartans; brief and pithy; brusque; epigrammatic. In this sense laconic is the usual form.

2. n. Laconism.

Definition of Laconic

1. Adjective. Using as few words as possible; pithy and concise. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Laconic

1. using a minimum of words [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Laconic

lacking
lacking(p)
lackland
lacklands
lackluster
lacklusterly
lacklusterness
lacklusters
lacklustre
lacklustrely
lacklustreness
lacks
lacmus
lacmuses
laconian
laconic (current term)
laconical
laconically
laconicism
laconicisms
laconicum
laconism
laconisms
laconize
laconized
laconizes
laconizing
lacosamide
lacquer
lacquer-ware

Literary usage of Laconic

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1. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Alexander Chalmers, Samuel Johnson (1810)
"FABLE XVL A laconic CONDEMNS» A SACK laconic, truly wise, Whose conversation was concise, Train'd up in rigid schools ; Once, when a single word would do. ..."

2. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1907)
"The Famed laconic Discourse; Spartan Discipline The boys were also taught to use sharp repartee, seasoned with humour, and whatever they said was to be ..."

3. The Life of George Brummell, Esq., Commonly Called Beau Brummell by William Jesse (1844)
"... Davis—The wit's laconic reply—His extraordinary penchant at college—Brummell cuts his cable, and comes to an anchor at Calais—The Author passes through ..."

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