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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.
His laconic war diaries were published in 1987, edited by Professor Brian Bond.
It makes an archaic impression with its bitter and laconic language.

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