Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as laconic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective See laconic, a.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Archaic form of laconic.

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Examples

  • I expressed my thoughts thus ,trying to be laconical.

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  • He was a laconical man and not prone to idle conversation.

    Under the Hammer

  • To say, then, that it is JUST that barbarism should subserve civilization is a laconical axiom, which decides a plain question of right and wrong.

    The Right of American Slavery

  • It was laconical enough, for it had but one word, and that was

    Heiress of Haddon

  • "Whizz-bangs," was the corporal's laconical remark.

    Attack An Infantry Subaltern's Impression of July 1st, 1916

  • I was therefore able to rejoice Liszt with the following laconical protest which I sent him from my Swiss resort: 'Stahr is wrong, and Lohengrin is right.'

    My Life — Volume 1

  • In his habitual laconical way he counselled me to reserve all my savings for our journey, and to settle with my creditors when my Parisian successes had provided the necessary means.

    My Life — Volume 1

  • A novelist should be a comfortable, garrulous, communicative, gossiping fortune-teller; not a grim, laconical, oracular sibyl.

    My Novel — Complete

  • A novelist should be a comfortable, garrulous, communicative, gossiping fortune-teller; not a grim, laconical, oracular sibyl.

    My Novel — Volume 12

  • At the second visit of Gryphus, Cornelius, contrary to all his former habits, asked the old jailer, with the most winning voice, about her health; but Gryphus contented himself with giving the laconical answer, --

    The Black Tulip

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