ordknapp

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ord (word) +‎ knapp (scarce)

Adjective[edit]

ordknapp (comparative mer ordknapp, superlative mest ordknapp)

  1. taciturn, silent, shy; frugal in words, not using more words than necessary
  2. expressive, eloquent; expressing much meaning with few words
    Ju ordknappare en dikt är, desto mer innehåll väntar man
    The more expressive a poem is, the more content you would expect

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • As the excerpt shows, the comparative ordknappare can appear, but is rare. The superlative ordknappast would hardly be used.

Synonyms[edit]

taciturn
expressive

Related terms[edit]