Laconize
Laconize Lac"o*nize, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Laconized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Laconizing}.] [Gr. ?. See {Laconic}.] To imitate the manner of the Laconians, especially in brief, pithy speech, or in frugality and austerity. [1913 Webster]

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  • laconize — lac·o·nize …   English syllables

  • laconize — ˈlakəˌnīz verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Greek lakōnizein, from Lakōn Laconian + izein ize intransitive verb : to incline to the Spartan cause or manner transitive verb : to subject to Spartan rule …   Useful english dictionary

  • Laconized — Laconize Lac o*nize, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Laconized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Laconizing}.] [Gr. ?. See {Laconic}.] To imitate the manner of the Laconians, especially in brief, pithy speech, or in frugality and austerity. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Laconizing — Laconize Lac o*nize, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Laconized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Laconizing}.] [Gr. ?. See {Laconic}.] To imitate the manner of the Laconians, especially in brief, pithy speech, or in frugality and austerity. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Laconist — † ˈLaconist Obs. rare 0. [ad. Gr. λακωνιστής, agent n. f. λακωνίζειν to Laconize.] One who imitates or takes part with the Lacedæmonians. in Levins Manip. 147 …   Useful english dictionary

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