Using few words when speaking.

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  • Pauciloquent — Pau*cil o*quent, a. Uttering few words; brief in speech. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pauciloquent — index brief, laconic, mute, succinct, taciturn Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • pauciloquent — /pö silˈə kwənt/ adjective Of few words, speaking little ORIGIN: L paucus little, and loquī to speak …   Useful english dictionary

  • pauciloquent — of few words; speaking little Styles of Speech …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • pauciloquent — Using as few words as possible when speaking …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • brief — 1 n [Old French bref brief letter, writ indicating legal proceedings, from Late Latin brevis breve short document, summary, from Latin brevis, adjective, short] 1: a concise statement of a client s case written for the instruction of an attorney… …   Law dictionary

  • pauciloquy — noun /pɔːˈsɪləkwi,pɔˈsɪləkwi,pɑˈsɪləkwi/ Economical speech; the use of few words when speaking; laconism. Ant: multiloquy See Also: loquy, pauci , pauciloquent, (ly), pauciloquous …   Wiktionary

  • mute — I adjective close lipped, closemouthed, dumb, hushed, inarticulate, incapable of speech, incommunicative, indisposed to talk, mutus, noiseless, pauciloquent, quiescent, quiet, refraining from utterance, reserved, reticent, silent, soundless,… …   Law dictionary

  • laconic — I adjective abbreviated, abridged, adstrictus, brevis, brief, brusque, closemouthed, compendious, compressed, concise, condensed, contracted, curt, economical of words, epigrammatic, exact, mum, pauciloquent, pithy, pointed, precise, quiet,… …   Law dictionary

  • succinct — I adjective abbreviated, brews, brief, compact, compendious, concise, condensed, curt, epigrammatic, expressed in few words, irreducible, laconic, pauciloquent, pithy, sententious, short, summary, synoptic, terse, to the point, trenchant II index …   Law dictionary

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