Laconic

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Etymology

From {{la|Lacōnicus||Spartan}}, from Ancient Greek {{ Template:Grc/script |Λακωνικός|face=term|lang=grc}} (Laconian). Laconia was the region inhabited and ruled by the Spartans, who were known for their brevity in speech.

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  1. Using as few words as possible; pithy and concise.
    • Alexander Pope
      I grow laconic even beyond laconicism; for sometimes I return only yes, or no, to questionary or petitionary epistles of half a yard long.
    • Welwood
      His sense was strong and his style laconic.

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