- Word Combinations (adjective)
|part of speech:
||implied rather than directly stated.
She realized that his words, complimentary on the surface, contained an implicit insult.Her rejection of his proposal was implicit in her silence.
- explicit, stated
- similar words:
||absolute and unconditional; unquestioning.
The soldiers were to demonstrate implicit obedience.
||contained; latent (usu. fol. by in).
They understood the meaning implicit in his remark.
||absolute, categorical, constructive, mute, silent
||implicitly (adv.), implicitness (n.)