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laconic

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of laconic

  1. 1 marked by the use of few words to convey much information or meaning the sportscaster's color commentary tends to be laconic but very much to the point Synonyms of laconic aphoristic, apothegmatic, brief, capsule, compact, compendious, crisp, curt, elliptical (or elliptic), epigrammatic, concise, monosyllabic, pithy, sententious, succinct, summary, telegraphic, terse, thumbnailWords Related to laconic abrupt, blunt, brusque (also brusk), short, snippety, snippy; abbreviated, abridged, condensed, curtailed, shortened; meaty, substantial; meaningful, significant; well-turnedNear Antonyms of laconic pleonastic, redundant, repetitious, tautological, tautologous; enlarged, expanded, supplemented; embellished, embroidered, exaggerated, inflatedAntonyms of laconic circuitous, circumlocutory, diffuse, long-winded, prolix, rambling, verbose, windy, wordy

  2. 2 tending not to speak frequently (as by habit or inclination) laconic by nature, he found the monastery's vow of silence was very much to his liking Synonyms of laconic closemouthed, dumb, silent, reserved, reticent, taciturn, tight-lipped, uncommunicativeWords Related to laconic aloof, indrawn, inhibited, introverted, reserved, restrained; sedate, self-contained, sober, staid; backward, bashful, coy, demure, diffident, modest, retiring, self-effacing, sheepishNear Antonyms of laconic free-spoken, outspoken, vocal; gossipy, talebearing; diffuse, long-winded, prolix, rambling, verbose, windy, wordy; extroverted (also extraverted), gregarious, outgoing, sociableAntonyms of laconic blabby, chatty, communicative, conversational, gabby, garrulous, loquacious, motormouthed, mouthy, talkative, talky, unreserved

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