with Anu Garg
Sparing with words, concise, terse.
[From Latin Laconicus, from Greek Lakonikos, from Lakon, Laconian, a resident
of Laconia, an ancient country in southern Greece (Capital: Sparta, which gave us spartan). From the
reputation of the Laconians for terseness.]
"A studied cool prevails, the athletes communicating through laconic
signals, minimalist gestures, and misdirected glances."
John Brant; Sights Set on Sydney; Runner's World; Sep 1, 1998.
Example: The Standard Laconic (Snow Hill, North Carolina).
If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds
and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy
them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every
human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?
-Alexander Solzhenitsyn, novelist, Nobel laureate (1918-2008)