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Definition of Laconical

Laconical
Laconic 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. --Welwood. 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. --Bp. Hall. Syn: Short; brief; concise; succinct; sententious; pointed; pithy. 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.
Laconical
Laconical La*con"ic*al, a. See Laconic, a.

Meaning of Laconical from wikipedia

- A laconic phrase or laconism is a concise or terse statement, especially a blunt and elliptical rejoinder. It is named after Laconia, the region of Greece...
- Laconic speech may mean: alogia - is a thought impoverishment observeable through speech and language usage. laconic phrase or laconism - a concise or...
- absurdity of the subject matter. The delivery is meant to be blunt, ironic, laconic, or apparently unintentional. The term deadpan first emerged as an adjective...
- 'delimitation', 'distinction', and 'definition') is a concise, terse, laconic, or memorable expression of a general truth or principle. They are often...
- and take [them]', is a cl****ical expression of defiance. It is among the Laconic phrases reported by Plutarch, attributed to King Leonidas I in reply to...
- knowledge of both imagism and ****anese poetry." In 1925, Ross developed the 'laconic' as a distinctly Canadian verse form, "one that would be 'native' and yet...
- during the two-word stage of language acquisition in children, which is laconic and efficient. The name derives from the fact that someone sending a telegram...
- Peloponnese peninsula. Its administrative capital is Sparta. The word laconic—to speak in a blunt, concise way—is derived from the name of this region...
- ridiculousness of the subject matter. The delivery is meant to be blunt, sarcastic, laconic, or apparently unintentional. Comedians and actors who have used deadpan...
- it can manage". Of Robbins' performance, Gleiberman said that in his "laconic-good-guy, neo-Gary Cooper role, [Robbins] is unable to make Andy connect...
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