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la·con·ic / ləˈkänik/ • adj. (of a person, speech, or style of writing) using very few words: his laconic reply suggested a lack of interest in the topic. DERIVATIVES: la·con·i·cal·ly / -(ə)lē/ adv. la·con·i·cism / ləˈkänəˌsizəm/ n. lac·o·nism / ˈlakəˌnizəm/ n.

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laconic

laconic (of a person, speech, or style of writing) using very few words. The term comes (in the mid 16th century, in the sense ‘Laconian, Spartan) via Latin from Greek from LakōnSparta’, the Spartans being known for their terse speech.

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laconic (L-) Lacedaemonian, Spartan; brief of speech. XVI. — L. Lacōnicus—Gr. Lakōnikós, f. Lákōn member of the Spartan race, renowned for brevity of speech; see -IC.

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