laconicism


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laconism, laconicism

1. the practice of using few words to say much.
2. a laconic utterance. — laconic, n., adj.laconical, adj.
See also: Brevity
a tendency to use few words to express a great deal; conciseness. — laconic, adj.
See also: Rhetoric and Rhetorical Devices
a tendency to use few words to express a great deal; conciseness. — laconic, adj.
See also: Language Style
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Noun1.laconicism - terseness of expression
terseness - a neatly short and concise expressive style
References in classic literature ?
If I don't get to liking 'em, I don't care what happens to em," Bill answered with his father's own laconicism.
Part 4 contains 15 chapters of criticism by contemporary critics, addressing topics such as Chekhov's Laconicism, the poetry of Chekhov's prose, and Chekhov and Russian religious culture.
This phrase, a fine example of Bell's laconicism (his preferred mode of discourse), describes Bell perfectly: a well-used map.
The alternative courses available highlight Justice Rand's laconicism on the latter.
The occasional laconicism of artistic expression that George shares with the painting of Bocklin sheds further light on the arduousness of this enterprise.