Also la·con·i·cism [luh-kon-uh-siz-uh m] /ləˈkɒn əˌsɪz əm/.
Origin of laconism
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Examples from the Web for laconism
She answered other questions with equal firmness and laconism.
You may, perhaps, imagine that laconism could no further go.Friend Mac Donald
He was the Spartan of Tobymen, and laconism was the short soul of his professional legislation!Paul Clifford, Complete
His friend obeyed him, more alarmed by Andre's laconism than he could have been by some sudden explosion of passion.Caught In The Net
This laconism came from the lips of a young man who was walking along the Levee of New Orleans.The Free Lances
- economy of expression
- a terse saying
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