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  • Laconically — La*con ic*al*ly, adv. In a laconic manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • laconically — laconic ► ADJECTIVE ▪ using very few words; terse. DERIVATIVES laconically adverb. ORIGIN Greek Lak nikos, from Lak n Laconia, Sparta , the Spartans being known for their terse speech …   English terms dictionary

  • laconically adv — No ellipses, parabolas or hyperbolas, said Tom laconically …   English expressions

  • laconically — adverb see laconic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • laconically — adverb In a terse manner, given to using few words. Calvin Coolidge was so laconic that when a long winded dinner companion said I bet I can get you to say three words, he replied you lose …   Wiktionary

  • laconically — adv. briefly, concisely, tersely, with few words …   English contemporary dictionary

  • laconically — la·con·i·cal·ly …   English syllables

  • laconically — See: laconic …   English dictionary

  • laconically — la·con·ic (lə kŏn’ĭk) adj. ▸ Using or marked by the use of few words; terse or concise. ╂ [Latin Lacōnicus, Spartan, from Greek Lakōnikos, from Lakōn, a Spartan (from the reputation of the Spartans for brevity of speech).] la·con’i·cal·ly adv.… …   Word Histories

  • laconically — adverb in a dry laconic manner I know that, he said dryly • Syn: ↑dryly, ↑drily • Derived from adjective: ↑dry (for: ↑drily), ↑dry ( …   Useful english dictionary

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