Laconicism
Laconicism \La*con"i*cism\, n. Same as {Laconism}. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

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  • laconicism — n. concise manner of speaking, use of few words, terseness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • laconicism — la·con·i·cism …   English syllables

  • laconicism — noun terseness of expression • Syn: ↑laconism • Hypernyms: ↑terseness …   Useful english dictionary

  • Laconic — La*con ic, Laconical La*con ic*al, a. [L. Laconicus Laconian, Gr. ??, fr. ?? a Laconian, Laced[ae]monian, or Spartan: cf. F. laconique.] 1. Expressing much in few words, after the manner of the Laconians or Spartans; brief and pithy; concise;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Laconical — Laconic La*con ic, Laconical La*con ic*al, a. [L. Laconicus Laconian, Gr. ??, fr. ?? a Laconian, Laced[ae]monian, or Spartan: cf. F. laconique.] 1. Expressing much in few words, after the manner of the Laconians or Spartans; brief and pithy;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Palace of the Shirvanshahs — Infobox World Heritage Site Name = Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah s Palace and Maiden Tower infoboxwidth= 250px State Party = AZE Type = Cultural Criteria = iv ID = 958 Region = Europe and North America Year = 2000 Session = 24th Danger …   Wikipedia

  • laconism — /lak euh niz euhm/, n. 1. laconic brevity. 2. a laconic utterance or sentence. Also, laconicism /leuh kon euh siz euhm/. [1560 70; < Gk lakonismós, n. answering to lakonízein to favor or imitate the Spartans. See LACONIC, ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • brevity — Synonyms and related words: brachylogy, briefness, brusqueness, compactness, compendiousness, conciseness, concision, crispness, curtness, dumbness, economy, economy of words, instantaneousness, laconicalness, laconicism, laconism, littleness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • taciturnity — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Reserve in speaking Nouns 1. taciturnity, uncommunicativeness, reticence, reserve, closeness, curtness; silence, muteness, pauciloquy, laconicism; secrecy, concealment. 2. man or woman of few words,… …   English dictionary for students

  • laconic — [lə kɒnɪk] adjective using very few words; terse. Derivatives laconically adverb laconicism noun laconism noun Origin C16 (in the sense Laconian ): via L. from Gk Lakōnikos, from Lakōn Laconia, Sparta , the Spartans being known for their terse… …   English new terms dictionary

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