Definition of laconicism in English:

laconicism

noun

  • See laconic

    • ‘In its starkness and simplicity, Dead Man returns to the crystalline laconicism of Jarmusch's Stranger Than Paradise; and though we may sense that this saga is essentially without hope, we are still wryly bemused and frequently amused.’
    • ‘Unlike traditional heroes who launch into long and passionate monologues about their integrity and the unfairness of the world, Roark does it with a disdainful, almost contemptuous taciturnity and laconicism.’
    • ‘His peculiar mix of laconicism and loquaciousness means that when he talks you tend to listen closely.’
    • ‘In the former category were the blunt epigrams of Otto Luening's Third Short Sonata, the graceful, playful modesty of Ibert's ‘Jeux’ and the altogether more wintry laconicism of Edison Denisov's Four Pieces for the two instruments.’
    • ‘LaMarche is a young master, who writes with urgency and moral force about an America that rarely appears in our literature - working America, beaten-down America, the secret, ashamed, aggressive America, a place deformed by our belief in power, our insistence on individuality, our obsession with action/violence, our laconicism, our essential loneliness.’

Pronunciation

laconicism

/ləˈkɒnɪsɪz(ə)m/