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.
(11) Laconicism is not usually a word one would associate with Hegel scholarship on the Phenomenology more generally.