Laconic meaning

lə-kŏnĭk
Brief or terse in speech or expression; using few words.
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Using or marked by the use of few words; terse or concise.
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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.

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Using as few words as possible; pithy and concise.
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Origin of laconic

  • Latin Lacōnicus Spartan from Greek Lakōnikos from Lakōn a Spartan (from the reputation of the Spartans for brevity of speech)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin Lacōnicus (“Spartan”), from Ancient Greek Λακωνικός (Lakōnikos, “Laconian”). Laconia was the region inhabited and ruled by the Spartans, who were known for their brevity in speech.

    From Wiktionary