- The definition of laconic refers to someone who doesn't talk a lot or uses very few words.
An example of laconic is saying "fine" in response to a question of how work was.
brief or terse in speech or expression; using few words
Origin of laconicClassical Latin Laconicus ; from Classical Greek Lakōnikos, Laconian ; from Lakōn, a Laconian, Spartan
Using or marked by the use of few words; terse or concise.
Origin of laconicLatin Lacōnicus, Spartan, from Greek Lakōnikos, from Lakōn, a Spartan (from the reputation of the Spartans for brevity of speech).
(comparative more laconic, superlative most laconic)