Definitions for laconicləˈkɒn ɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

la•con•icləˈkɒn ɪk(adj.)

  1. using few words; terse; concise:

    a laconic reply.

Origin of laconic:

1580–90; < L Lacōnicus < Gk Lakōnikós Laconian =Lákōn a Laconian +-ikos -ic

la•con′i•cal•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. laconic(Adjective)

    Using as few words as possible; pithy and concise.

  2. Origin: From Laconicus, from . Laconia was the region inhabited and ruled by the Spartans, who were known for their brevity in speech.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Laconic(adj)

    alt. of Laconical

  2. Laconic(noun)

    laconism

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. LACONIC

    Shy on words. From Eng. _lack_, meaning want, and _connection_; want of connection.

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