laconism


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lac·o·nism

 (lăk′ə-nĭz′əm)
n.
Terseness or succinctness of style or expression.

laconism

(ˈlækəˌnɪzəm) or

laconicism

n
1. economy of expression
2. a terse saying

lac•o•nism

(ˈlæk əˌnɪz əm)

also la•con•i•cism

(ləˈkɒn əˌsɪz əm)

n.
laconic brevity of utterance.

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

laconism

Extreme economy of expression, saying things in very few words.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.laconism - terseness of expression
terseness - a neatly short and concise expressive style
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In addition to providing names for new concepts and objects, English loans feature intrinsic linguistic characteristics that represent a comparative advantage: brevity, clear and transparent structure, laconism (compare, for instance, wreck diving with the Romanian loan translation "explorarea epavelor scufundate").
The laconism of the text maximally engages the imagination of the reader who is called upon to come to his own conclusions and to see the heroes' suffering behind their sparsely described behavior.
With a comparable historical laconism, this video shows a replica of Morris's rectangular wooden plinth standing vertically for exactly three and a half minutes before it is abruptly jerked to the horizontal with the tug of a string, its pale gray planes at the same time cast into deep shadow.