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Word: laconic

Definition: brief and to the point; using few words; terse


Sentences Containing 'laconic'

A slight frown and a laconic``Yes,''were the answer.
But their father, though very laconic in his expressions of pleasure, was really glad to see them; he had felt their importance in the family circle.

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