laconically

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Etymology[edit]

From Laconia, the section of ancient Greece the Spartans came from, who were notoriously short of speech.

Adverb[edit]

laconically ‎(comparative more laconically, superlative most laconically)

  1. 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."

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