1. explicit

adjective. ['ɪkˈsplɪsət'] precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable; leaving nothing to implication.


  • denotive
  • definitive
  • unequivocal
  • unambiguous
  • univocal
  • denotative
  • expressed
  • open
  • declared
  • stated
  • express
  • graphic
  • hard-core
  • overt
  • hardcore
  • explicitness


  • implicit
  • equivocal
  • covert
  • connotative
  • indefinite

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Rhymes with Explicit

  • complicit
  • implicit
  • illicit
  • missett

Sentences with explicit

1. Noun, singular or mass
Permanent means that there is no explicit or implied time limit to an individual's length of employment.

2. Adjective
Wash in cold water only and follow explicit instructions on drying.

3. Verb, 3rd person singular present
Make explicit what outcomes you will or will not be able to deliver in the final dissertation.

4. Coordinating conjunction
Be explicit here.

5. Verb, past participle
Many other states have explicit legislation surrounding how to revoke or modify a Totten Trust.

Quotes about explicit

1. Long before I became a feminist in any explicit way, I had turned from writing love stories about women in which women were losers, and adventure stories about men in which the men were winners, to writing adventure stories about a woman in which the woman won. It was one of the hardest things I ever did in my life.
- Joanna Russ

2. What is grand is necessarily obscure to weak men. That which can be made explicit to the idiot is not worth my care.
- William Blake

3. Forbearance in the face of fate, beauty constant under torture, are not merely passive. They are a positive achievement, an explicit triumph.
- Thomas Mann, Death in Venice and Other Tales

2. explicit

adjective. ['ɪkˈsplɪsət'] in accordance with fact or the primary meaning of a term.


  • denotative


  • indistinct
  • undefined