>Using or involving the use of a minimum of words
>Concise to the point of seeming rude or mysterious
>Brief; effectively cut short; marked by use of few words
Laconia was an ancient country in southern Greece, bordering on the Aegean and the Mediterranean seas. In current use, laconic means “terse” or “concise,” and thus recalls the Spartan tendency to use the fewest words possible.
Many of the characters portrayed by Clint Eastwood are laconic types, strong men of few words.
The president is deliberately laconic with his comments so that the media doesn’t learn anything from him.