(comparative more laconically, superlative most laconically)
- In a terse manner, given to using few words.
- Calvin Coolidge was so laconic that when a long winded dinner companion said "I bet I can get you to say three words," he replied "you lose."
Variant of laconic
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