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Synonyms for explicit
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. explicit, expressed(adj)

    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, explicit(adj)

    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


  1. explicit(adjective)

    manifest, express, overt

    implicit, unexplicit, vague

  2. explicit(adjective)



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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. explicit(a.)

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

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  1. 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.

  2. Lisa Bloom:

    I am pleased that we were able to block sale or distribution of the explicit images of Ms. Barton that were shopped around earlier this year, after months of litigation, we have reached a settlement that gives us everything we wanted: stay away orders and a promise not to distribute or post the images, ever.

  3. Jamie Hastings:

    How many times are big corporations going to take advantage of us before we stop taking their word ? if these corporations wanted to be transparent about this practice, they wouldn't have started selling the data to shady third parties without a person's explicit consent in the first place. Why should we trust them now ?

  4. Rand Paul:

    That's what Cruz was for. He's been explicit about it. And now he says never, and he never did it, i think he should just admit that he changed his mind -- that he used to be for legalization but he's not anymore.

  5. Aaron Ansuini:

    My priority isn't making money off my videos, but it's more about the principle, it sends a lot of messages, like' you're not advertiser-friendly', or' being queer is something that is explicit or something that only adults can be.'.

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