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Definition of Laconic
LaconicLaconic La*con"ic, Laconical La*con"ic*al, a. [L. Laconicus
Laconian, Gr. ??, fr. ?? a Laconian, Laced[ae]monian, or
Spartan: cf. F. laconique.]
1. Expressing much in few words, after the manner of the
Laconians or Spartans; brief and pithy; brusque;
epigrammatic. In this sense laconic is the usual form.
I grow laconic even beyond laconicism; for sometimes
I return only yes, or no, to questionary or
petitionary epistles of half a yard long. --Pope.
His sense was strong and his style laconic.
2. Laconian; characteristic of, or like, the Spartans; hence,
stern or severe; cruel; unflinching.
His head had now felt the razor, his back the rod;
all that laconical discipline pleased him well.
Syn: Short; brief; concise; succinct; sententious; pointed;
Usage: Laconic, Concise. Concise means without irrelevant
or superfluous matter; it is the opposite of diffuse.
Laconic means concise with the additional quality of
pithiness, sometimes of brusqueness.
Laconic La*con"ic, n.
Laconism. [Obs.] --Addison.
Meaning of Laconic from wikipedia
- A laconic phrase
is a concise
rejoinder. It is named after
Laconia, the region
- Laconic speech
may mean: alogia
- a thought impoverishment observable through speech
use laconic phrase
- a concise
of the subject
matter. The delivery
to be blunt, ironic, laconic
, or apparently
unintentional. The term deadpan first emerged
as an adjective...
peninsula. Its administrative capital
is Sparta. The word laconic
in a blunt, concise
from the name of this region...
- 'delimitation', 'distinction', and 'definition') is a concise, terse, laconic
, or memorable expression
of a general truth
or principle. They are often...
of both imagism
and ****anese poetry." In 1925, Ross developed
' as a distinctly Canadian verse
form, "one that would
be 'native' and yet...
- and take [them]', is a classical expression
of defiance. It is among
the Laconic phrases reported
by Plutarch, attributed
to King Leonidas
I in reply
have given various interpretations
of the elements
of the Gospel-stories. The approximate chronology
can be estimated
- Sparta. From this derives
the already ancient
," and is related
such as "laconic
phrase" or "laconophilia." The first
the two-word stage
of language acquisition
in children, which
and efficient. The name derives
from the fact that someone sending
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