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Thursday, October 17, 2002

Definitions for laconic

  1. Using or marked by the use of a minimum of words; brief and pithy; brusque.

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Citations for laconic
Readers' reports range from the laconic to the verbose. Bernard Stamler, New York Times
In the laconic language of the sheriff department's report,there was "no visible sign of life." David Wise, Cassidy's Run
Origin of laconic
Laconic comes, via Latin, from Greek Lakonikos, "of or relating to a Laconian or Spartan," hence "terse," in the manner of the Laconians.