laconic

laconic (Adjective)

1. Using as few words as possible; pithy and concise.

Synonyms

* concise, pithy, terse

Antonyms

* bombastic, long-winded, verbose, loquacious

Etymology

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

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~ by Fluxosaurus on June 24, 2010.

One Response to “laconic”

  1. “I’m the Dude. So that’s what you call me. That or His Dudeness… Duder… or El Duderino, if, you know, you’re not into the whole brevity thing.” – The Dude

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