[lak-uh-niz-uh m]
Also la·con·i·cism [luh-kon-uh-siz-uh m] /ləˈkɒn əˌsɪz əm/.

Origin of laconism

1560–70; < Greek lakōnismós, noun answering to lakōnízein to favor or imitate the Spartans. See laconic, -ism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for laconicism

Historical Examples of laconicism

  • "If I don't get to liking 'em, I don't care what happens to em," Bill answered with his father's own laconicism.


    Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius

British Dictionary definitions for laconicism


laconicism (ləˈkɒnɪˌsɪzəm)

noun rare
  1. economy of expression
  2. a terse saying
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