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Definition of "laconic" []

  • Using or marked by the use of few words; terse or concise. See Synonyms at silent. (adjective)
  • (of a person's speech) using few words; terse (adjective)

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Use "laconic" in a sentence
  • "He brings a new meaning to the word laconic and his choice of words is as accurate as his spicing."
  • "Bush, on the other hand, was characterized as a laconic, likable fella who you'd want to have a beer with at a backyard cook-out."
  • "This style of speaking, where much was said in few words, was so usual in the whole country of Laconia, that it is still known as the laconic style."