laconism
noun Date: 1570 1. brevity or terseness of expression or style <
a laconism bordering on curt — B. S. Shanoff
>
2. a laconic expression

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  • laconism — LACONÍSM s.n. Însuşirea de a fi laconic; exprimare laconică. – Din fr. laconisme. Trimis de ana zecheru, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  LACONÍSM s. v. concizie. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Sinonime  laconísm s. n. Trimis de siveco,… …   Dicționar Român

  • Laconism — Lac o*nism, n. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to imitate Laced[ae]monian manners, to speak laconically: cf. F. laconisme.] 1. A vigorous, brief manner of expression; laconic style. [1913 Webster] 2. An instance of laconic style or expression. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • laconism — [lə kän′i siz΄əmlak′ə niz΄əm] n. [Gr Lakōnismos < Lakōnizein, to imitate the Laconians] 1. brevity of speech or expression 2. a laconic speech or expression: Also laconicism [lə kän′i siz΄əm] …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • laconism — noun a) Extreme brevity in expression. b) A very or notably brief expression …   Wiktionary

  • laconism — lac·o·nism || lækÉ™nɪzm n. concise manner of speaking, use of few words, terseness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • laconism — n 1. conciseness, brevity, terseness, succinctness, brachylogy; shortness, pithiness, pointedness, incisiveness; silence, taciturnity, reticence. 2. aphorism, gnome, apothegm, maxim, motto, catch phrase; mot, witticism, quip, epigram; saw, saying …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • laconism — lac·o·nism …   English syllables

  • laconism — lac•o•nism [[t]ˈlæk əˌnɪz əm[/t]] also la•con•i•cism [[t]ləˈkɒn əˌsɪz əm[/t]] n. laconic brevity of utterance …   From formal English to slang

  • laconism — /ˈlækənɪzəm/ (say lakuhnizuhm) noun 1. laconic brevity. 2. a laconic utterance or sentence. Also, laconicism /ləˈkɒnəsɪzəm/ (say luh konuhsizuhm). {Greek lakōnismos imitation of Laconians (Spartans), who were noted for brief, pithy speech} …   Australian English dictionary

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