What does laconic mean?

Definitions for laconicləˈkɒn ɪk

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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"


  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)


Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Laconic

    -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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of laconic in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of laconic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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