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Definition of "laconic" []

  • Using or marked by the use of few words; terse or concise. See Synonyms at silent. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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."