unlaconic

laconic

[luh-kon-ik]
adjective
using few words; expressing much in few words; concise: a laconic reply.

Origin:
1580–90; < Latin Lacōnicus < Greek Lakōnikós Laconian, equivalent to Lákōn a Laconian + -ikos -ic

laconically, adverb
unlaconic, adjective


brief, pithy, terse; succinct.


voluble.
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laconic or laconical (ləˈkɒnɪk)
 
adj
(of a person's speech) using few words; terse
 
[C16: via Latin from Greek Lakōnikos, from Lakōn Laconian, Spartan; referring to the Spartans' terseness of speech]
 
laconical or laconical
 
adj
 
[C16: via Latin from Greek Lakōnikos, from Lakōn Laconian, Spartan; referring to the Spartans' terseness of speech]
 
la'conically or laconical
 
adv

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laconic
"concise, abrupt," 1580s, from Gk. Lakonikos, from Lakon "person from Lakonia," the district around Sparta in southern Greece in ancient times, whose inhabitants were famously proud of their brevity of speech. When Philip of Macedon threatened them with, "If I enter Laconia, I will raze Sparta to the
ground," the Spartans' reply was, "If." Related: Laconically.
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