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explicit

ex·plic·it

explicit

 
pronunciation:
ihk splI siht
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: stated fully, clearly, and without equivocation.
I gave him explicit instructions, so there should be no mistake.You leave too much for the reader to guess at; this paragraph needs to be more explicit.Her refusal was quite explicit and left no hope of her changing her mind.
synonyms:
blunt, direct, express, forthright, plain, point-blank, straightforward, unequivocal
antonyms:
ambiguous, equivocal, implicit, tacit, unspoken, vague
similar words:
bold, candid, definite, factual, flat, frank, full, precise, trenchant, unambiguous, unqualified, unsparing
definition 2: defined or formulated clearly and completely.
Research is guiding us in our development of an explicit theory to account for these phenomena.
synonyms:
well-defined
antonyms:
ambiguous, undefined, vague
similar words:
clear, definite, formal, precise, trenchant
definition 3: marked by frankness and forthrightness.
The article gave an explicit description of the torture of prisoners in the camp.
synonyms:
blunt, detailed, forthright, frank, straightforward, unabashed, uninhibited
antonyms:
murky, vague
similar words:
candid, factual, flat, open, point-blank, unequivocal
definition 4: marked by the clear depiction of nudity or sexual acts.
He was arrested at the airport for attempting to bring explicit books and films into the country.
derivations: explicitly (adv.), explicitness (n.)