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Synonyms for laconic

Synonyms for laconic

marked by or consisting of few words that are carefully chosen

Synonyms for laconic

brief and to the point

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A winding stone stair, well carpeted and railed at first but growing shabbier with every landing, brought them past innumerable doors until, at last, just under the ground-glass roofing, the names of Smith and Hanbury were to be seen painted in large white letters across a panel, with a laconic invitation to push beneath it.
Even so, our acquaintance might have been no more than a hand-grip and a word-- he was a laconic old fellow--had it not been for the drinking.
and the astonishment of Nicholas was in no degree lessened, when he found it to be couched in the following laconic terms:--
Notwithstanding the importance of the challenge, on the 19th of May he received a sealed packet containing the following superbly laconic reply:
To my laconic invitation to come in for a drink he answered by a deep, gravely accented: "Thanks, I will" as though it were a response in church.
Levin smiled joyfully; he was struck by this transition from the confused, verbose discussion with Pestsov and his brother to this laconic, clear, almost wordless communication of the most complex ideas.
It is farther to the towns of the Big-knives," was the laconic reply.
Mr Plornish, as being of a more laconic temperament, embraced this opportunity of interposing with the suggestion that she should now leave Mr Clennam to himself.
With this laconic threat, which he accompanied with a snarl that gave him the appearance of being particularly in earnest, Mr Quilp bade her clear the teaboard away, and bring the rum.
Benaud's commentary style was laconic, considered and dry.
Garner, who famously played the laconic private investigator Jim Rockford, had starred in 122 episodes of the hugely successful show from 1974 to 1980, and had won an Emmy for the role in 1977 and a lifetime achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild in 2005.
Great at his comedy roles and did the drama too, but will always be remembered for the laconic role of Brett Maverick.
LACONIC American comedian Rich Hall brings his stand-up show to the Parr Hall at Warrington next week.
Written in laconic verse and colorfully illustrated with comic scenes of unlikely alternate sleeping places, "Where Can I Sleep?
Jack O'Connell - of TV's Skins - is a none-too-bright teenager who takes a job driving for a laconic assassin (Tim Roth, left).