laconic definition

  • adjective:
    • utilizing or marked by way of couple of terms; terse or concise. See Synonyms at silent.
    • utilizing as few terms as you are able to; pithy and brief.
    • Expressing much in few terms, following the types of the Laconians or Spartans; brief and pithy; concise; brusque; epigrammatic. Inside good sense laconic is the usual form.
    • Laconian; characteristic of, or like, the Spartans; therefore, stern or serious; harsh; unflinching.
    • brief also to the idea; efficiently cut short
  • noun:
    • Laconism.
    • Conciseness of language; laconicism.
    • A concise, pithy phrase; one thing expressed in a concise, pithy manner; a laconism: chiefly found in the plural: as, to chat in laconics.
    • In ancient prosody, an anapestic tetrameter catalectic with a spondee as opposed to the penultimate anapest . So named as many different the tetrameter found in the Laconian or Spartan embateria.
  • others:
    • with respect to Laconia or its inhabitants; Laced√¶monian or Spartan.
    • articulating a great deal in few terms, after the method of the old Laconians; sententious; pithy; short; brief: since, a laconic phrase.
    • Characteristic of this Laconians; inexorable; stern; extreme.
    • Synonyms Condensed, Succinct, etc. See brief.

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