Bald and laconic, it starts out from the image of the fisherman harvesting the river for food.
In an unfinished high-rise in the middle of Caracas, a laconic, cynical "doctor" operates on his new patient.
She is laconic, matter of fact, and frequently speaks in “life is a journey”-type metaphors and aphorisms—all part of her charm.
With its laconic pace and lack of a comprehensive plot, The Dubious Salvation has the whiff of memoir.
He pulls the reader in with his unpretentious, laconic style, and with his refusal to shy away from acknowledging his own flaws.
Ramsey was laconic in response to inquiries upon this subject.
Mayo was laconic in his recital of events: he said that he had run away—and had come back.
laconic post cards with peculiar spelling tell us that Peter is alive and well in the trenches.
"'Tain't no use," was the skipper's laconic report as he swung up the ladder.
His method is gnomic, laconic, oracular; never persuasive or plausible.
"concise, abrupt," 1580s, probably via Latin Laconicus, from Greek 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." An earlier form was laconical (1570s). Related: Laconically.