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Laconic

laconic

luh-KA-nik

adj.

definition: using or involving the use of a minimum of words :  concise to the point of seeming rude or mysterious

example: Uncle Bill was a man who listened when others were speaking and when they weren’t. When he added to the conversation, his laconic remarks communicated his point, but it was understood that no further questions were to be asked. Sometimes, a sigh would stand in for even those few words.