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Laconical

Laconical
1. Expressing much in few words, after the manner of the laconians or Spartans; brief and pithy; brusque; epigrammatic. In this sense laconic is the usual form. I grow laconic even beyond laconicism; for sometimes i return only yes, or no, to questionary or petitionary epistles of half a yard long. (Pope) His sense was strong and his style laconic. (Welwood)
2. Laconian; characteristic of, or like, the Spartans; hence, stern or severe; cruel; unflinching. His head had now felt the razor, his back the rod; all that laconical discipline pleased him well. (bp. Hall)
Synonym: short, brief, concise, succinct, sententious, pointed, pithy.
Laconic, Concise. Concise means without irrelevant or superfluous matter; it is the opposite of diffuse. Laconic means concise with the additional quality of pithiness, sometimes of brusqueness.
Origin: L. Laconicus laconian, gr, fr. A laconian, Lacedaemonian, or Spartan: cf. F. Laconique.


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