laconic

[ luh-kon-ik ]
/ ləˈkɒn ɪk /

adjective

using few words; expressing much in few words; concise: a laconic reply.

Origin of laconic

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

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Related forms

la·con·i·cal·ly, adverbun·la·con·ic, adjective
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laconic

laconical

/ (ləˈkɒnɪk) /

adjective

(of a person's speech) using few words; terse

Derived Forms

laconically, adverb

Word Origin for laconic

C16: via Latin from Greek Lakōnikos, from Lakōn Laconian, Spartan; referring to the Spartans' terseness of speech
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