laconical

[ luh-kon-i-kuh l ]
/ ləˈkɒn ɪ kəl /

adjective Archaic.

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Origin of laconical

1570–80; < Latin lacōnic(us) (see laconic) + -al1
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Example sentences from the Web for laconical

  • I noticed that the “good-night” between Adelaide and von Francius was of the most laconical character.

    The First Violin|Jessie Fothergill