crisp, curt, laconic, terse(adj)
brief and to the point; effectively cut short
"a crisp retort"; "a response so curt as to be almost rude"; "the laconic reply; `yes'"; "short and terse and easy to understand"
Using as few words as possible; pithy and concise.
Origin: From Laconicus, from . Laconia was the region inhabited and ruled by the Spartans, who were known for their brevity in speech.
alt. of Laconical
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
-al, la-kon′ik, -al, adj. expressing in few words after the manner of the Laconians, Lacedæmonians, or Spartans: concise: pithy.—adv. Lacon′ically.—ns. Lac′onism, Lacon′icism, a concise style: a short, pithy phrase. [L.,—Gr.]
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
Shy on words. From Eng. _lack_, meaning want, and _connection_; want of connection.
The numerical value of laconic in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of laconic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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- kortfattet, lakoniskDanish
- wortkarg, lakonischGerman
- niukkasanainen, lyhytsanainen, lakoninenFinnish
- szófukar, szűkszavú, lakonikusHungarian
- немногословный, лаконичныйRussian
- lakòničan, làkōnskīSerbo-Croatian
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