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Synonyms for explicit
ɪkˈsplɪs ɪtex·plic·it

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  1. explicitadjective

    manifest, express, overt

    implicit, unexplicit, vague

  2. explicitadjective



English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. explicit

    Both explicit and express are opposed to what is merely implicit or implied. That which is explicit is unfolded, so that it may not be obscure, doubtful, or ambiguous; that which is express is uttered or stated so decidedly that it may not be forgotten nor overlooked. An explicit statement is too clear to be misunderstood; an express command is too emphatic to be disregarded. Compare CLEAR.


    ambiguous, doubtful, implicit, implied, indefinite, indeterminate, uncertain, vague

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. explicit

    plain, detailed, inobscure, declaratory, categorical, stated, distinctly stated, express, definite, determinate

    implicit, implied, hinted, suggestive, obscure

Princeton's WordNet

  1. explicit, expressedadjective

    precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable; leaving nothing to implication

    "explicit instructions"; "she made her wishes explicit"; "explicit sexual scenes"

    uttered, verbalized, verbalised, expressed, denotative

    underlying, unverbalized, unverbalised, unspoken, understood, unuttered, unvoiced, implicit, nonliteral, unsaid, inexplicit, implicit in(p), unexpressed, tacit, inherent, figurative, silent, unstated

  2. denotative, explicitadjective

    in accordance with fact or the primary meaning of a term

    denotative, denotive, expressed

    underlying, understood, unexpressed, unvoiced, unspoken, implicit, inherent, unverbalised, silent, unverbalized, implicit in(p), nonliteral, unuttered, inexplicit, unstated, tacit, unsaid, figurative

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. explicitadjective

    express, clear, plain, positive, definite, determinate, categorical, unambiguous, unreserved

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  1. Luke Bartholomew:

    It seems like a step away from the whole notion of monetary union, secondly, it is a pretty explicit acknowledgement of the credit risk that the ECB doesn't want to have on the balance sheet and that is a signal that they don't want to send.

  2. Juha Varis:

    The company should be more explicit, investors are left wondering for example on the Technologies (unit's) actual topline forecast for 2016, i'm mostly surprised over the share reaction. Considering the increasing significance of (the) network business for the stock, this is a very strong movement.

  3. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:

    Hannity added. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has recently been clashing with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and has suggested that Nancy Pelosi has been singling out Nancy Pelosi and three fellow freshman congresswomen because of race. But the persistent singling out... It got to a point where it was just outright disrespectful. ... The explicit singling out of newly elected women of color.

  4. Mattanya Cohen:

    It won’t happen tomorrow morning. It will happen after the United States. That’s how they explained it to me. The announcement of the president and of the foreign minister was explicit that Guatemala would be immediately after the United States.

  5. Alicia Farrant:

    It is appalling that the removal of pornographic and sexually explicit books has even been a cause of debate.

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