Definition of laconic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkɒnɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːnɪk//
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using only a few words to say something a laconic comment His laconic comment was, ‘Too bad!’ Word Originmid 16th cent. (in the sense ‘Laconian’): via Latin from Greek Lakōnikos, from Lakōn ‘Laconia, Sparta’; the Spartans were known for their terse speech.
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