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laconism

[ lak-uh-niz-uhm ]
/ ˈlæk əˌnɪz əm /
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noun
laconic brevity.
a laconic utterance or sentence.
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Also la·con·i·cism [luh-kon-uh-siz-uhm]. /ləˈkɒn əˌsɪz əm/.

Origin of laconism

1560–70; <Greek lakōnismós, noun answering to lakōnízein to favor or imitate the Spartans. See laconic, -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for laconism

laconism

laconicism (ləˈkɒnɪˌsɪzəm)

/ (ˈlækəˌnɪzəm) /

noun rare
economy of expression
a terse saying
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