Pronunciation of Laconic
/lakˈɒnɪk/, /lakˈɒnɪk/, /l_a_k_ˈɒ_n_ɪ_k/
Synonyms for laconic:
Other synonyms and related words:
economical, nappy, frosty, dumb, reticent, aphoristic, closemouthed, kinky, telegraphic, epigrammatic, compendious, tight-lipped, apothegmatic, brief, elliptical, reserved, monosyllabic, succinct, snappy, nippy, crispy, sharp, frizzy, silent, short, frizzly, thumbnail, nipping, quiet, sententious, capsule, taciturn, pithy, brevity, concise, compact, uncommunicative, summary.
short, to the point (adjective)
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 2 (noun)
Usage examples for laconic:
- In her eyes and gestures and laconic sentences lay the conviction of great beating issues and of menacing drama my own description fails to recapture. - "The Damned", Algernon Blackwood.
- Less than a week before he was to sail, he received a laconic epistle from Bobby Dane, dated at the hotel where he himself had spent the previous summer. - "The Dominant Strain", Anna Chapin Ray.