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laconic (adj) brief.

Your comments are laconic if they are brief. Your manner is laconic if you use very few words to say something. Usually strong persons and persons of action are laconic; that is, they are always brief and show themselves more in action than in words.

  • His comments, though laconic, were clearer than the wordy comments of the others there. The few and brief comments he made were more effective than the others'.
  • His laconic statements made the impression of being understood easily, but later, we found them to be too brief to be clear. We had a lot of doubt about what he had meant.
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