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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



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  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

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  1. explicit

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

    implicit, implied, hinted, suggestive, obscure

Princeton's WordNet2.0 / 1 vote

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. explicitadjective

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

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  1. Matthew Spencer:

    This will be of international significance because the UK is now the first major economy to make explicit its commitment to end the use of unabated coal.

  2. 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.

  3. John Updike:

    I think taste is a social concept and not an artistic one. I'm willing to show good taste, if I can, in somebody else's living room, but our reading life is too short for a writer to be in any way polite. Since his words enter into another's brain in silence and intimacy, he should be as honest and explicit as we are with ourselves.

  4. Deutsche Bank strategist George Saravelos:

    A continuation of the deadlock on Monday will immediately shift focus to Wednesday’s bi-weekly ECB review of the ELA limits of Greek banks, in the event of failure, we would expect the ECB to become more explicit on the timing of when ELA funding would be withdrawn or capped.

  5. Tariq Ahmad:

    Within the letter there's an explicit paragraph saying Muslim values are British values. You can't be more explicit than that.

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