Let’s just say that the less said about ‘pauciloquent’, the better, literally.
Have you ever known someone who tended to converse and answer questions with one or two words? This is the exact opposite of the person who tends to go on and on, talking endlessly without adding anything to what they are saying, but who often talks so much that it doesn’t take long before you have no idea what it was they mean, rather like a five-mile stream meandering through a one-mile valley. The previous sentence is a very mild example.
“Pauciloquent” was first used in the mid-1600’s and it is from the Latin ‘pauciloquus’. The Latin word has the same meaning as ‘pauciloquent’.
The word means “speaks little” or “of few words”. That person who uses only one or two words when they talk is being pauciloquent.
It is quite likely that a majority of parents wish their children were a bit more pauciloquent when the kids are growing up. Come to think of it, I’ve known of more than a few politicians that could practice being pauciloquent.
Cool word Rex. I was always told I am a lady of few words. Interesting!
Well, now when someone tells you that you are a lady of few words, you can simply say, “I’m pauciloquent.”, then walk away.
Keep them wondering. That is a good one!
This word is an interesting one especially when you related it to kids lol or adults for that matter lol
lol…it is rather fun to use the words in everyday terms when possible. :))
…just met this word..thanks for sharing 🙂
You are very welcome. The word isn’t used much, but that is probably because there aren’t very many people who are pauciloquent. lol
…that’s nice to know…starting today I’m gonna use this word for any person who speaks of few words… Good job Rex.. 🙂