|Noun Briefness or conciseness in speech or writing "For the sake of brevity, choose your words with care."
|Adjective Using Few words in speaking or writing. "A concise explanation is preferable to a long-winded one."
|Adjective Using few words in speech "Ms. Allen's laconic explanation consisted of a single word: pepperoni."
|Adjective Brief and full of meaning and substance; concise "Jonathan's sonnet ended with a pithy rhyming couplet."
|Adjective Quiet; still; inactive "Mount St. Helen's has been quiescent since it's last eruption in 1986."
|Adjective Not talking much; reserved "Usually reticent, Ms. Worthy surprised us all with a long story at lunch."
|Adjective Clearly and briefly stated; concise "Let me state this as succinctly as I can: "No late papers."
|Adjective Silent; sparing of words; close-mouthed "Next to me on the bus sat a taciturn girl who said nothing during the four-hour ride."
|Adjective Using only the words that are needed to make the point; very concise, sometimes to the point of rudeness. "The principal's terse reply was clear: "No dogs at school."