Laconic

Definition of Laconic

La`con´ic
a.1.Expressing much in few words, after the manner of the Laconians or Spartans; brief and pithy; concise; brusque; epigrammatic. In this sense laconic is the usual form.
His sense was strong and his style laconic.
- Welwood.
2.Laconian; characteristic of, or like, the Spartans; hence, stern or severe; cruel; unflinching.
n.1.Laconism.

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Spartan, abbreviated, abridged, aposiopestic, brusque, clipped, close, close-tongued, closemouthed, compendious, compressed, concise, condensed, contracted, crisp, cut, docked, dumb, economical of words, elliptic, epigrammatic, gnomic, indisposed to talk, mum, mute, pithy, pointed, pruned, quiet, reserved, sententious, short and sweet, shortened, silent, snug, sparing of words, speechless, summary, synopsized, taciturn, tight, tight-lipped, to the point, tongue-tied, truncated, unloquacious, untalkative, word-bound, wordless
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