Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Using few words; short and forceful; concise. laconical.

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Usage examples "laconic":

  1. A journal which he kept for a month or two that spring gives in laconic terms a vivid picture of those March days. - "Roosevelt in the Bad Lands", Hermann Hagedorn.
  2. The reply to this letter was laconic. - "American Prisoners of the Revolution", Danske Dandridge.
  3. " Yes," was the laconic answer; and the captain stood thinking for a few moments, and using the little glass he carried to sweep the mountain- side, and then the slopes and plain opening behind them. - "Steve Young", George Manville Fenn.