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- n. Alternative form of laconism.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as laconism.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A laconic mode or style of expression; laconism.
- n. A laconic phrase or expression; a laconism.
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- n. terseness of expression
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His laconicism and intimacy can be considered the marks of a trend; a special genre term has, in fact, already been coined to reflect the way the actors, mostly non-professionals, speak in his films: 'mumblecore'.
Studious in their laconicism, adroit in misanthropism.
To say the Commedia infinitely astonishes amounts, as far as I'm concerned, to laconicism.
The linguistic laconicism cannot be carried any further; every trace of embellishment and jingle has been cleared away.
Doctor Rabelais 'model for laconicism, and a moment she stood there with a slight frown.
"If I don't get to liking 'em, I don't care what happens to em," Bill answered with his father's own laconicism.
A single card, upon which were pasted horizontally, vertically and obliquely a number of cut-out figures, deserved to go down in history for its laconicism.
Indeed, it is a sign how little we are truly civilized, that such silence or laconicism as this, can be met constantly outside the class (invariably cunning) of peasants; indeed, among men exercising what we are pleased to call
_Gazzetta di Milano_ may be left to speak for all the rest, and to tell, with a laconicism more eloquent than the finest rhetoric, what the Austrian yoke in Italy really meant.
That pleased her; the British laconicism; the sensible simplicity of the thing!