Antonyms of adj explicit

2 senses of explicit

Sense 1
explicit (vs. implicit), expressed -- (precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable; leaving nothing to implication; "explicit instructions"; "she made her wishes explicit"; "explicit sexual scenes")

implicit (vs. explicit), inexplicit -- (implied though not directly expressed; inherent in the nature of something; "an implicit agreement not to raise the subject"; "there was implicit criticism in his voice"; "anger was implicit in the argument"; "the oak is implicit in the acorn")
        => implicit in (predicate), inherent, underlying -- (in the nature of something though not readily apparent; "shortcomings inherent in our approach"; "an underlying meaning")
        => silent, tacit, understood -- (implied by or inferred from actions or statements; "gave silent consent"; "a tacit agreement"; "the understood provisos of a custody agreement")
        => unexpressed, unsaid, unstated, unuttered, unverbalized, unverbalised, unvoiced, unspoken -- (not made explicit; "the unexpressed terms of the agreement"; "things left unsaid"; "some kind of unspoken agreement"; "his action is clear but his reason remains unstated")

Sense 2
denotative, explicit -- (in accordance with fact or the primary meaning of a term)

INDIRECT (VIA literal) -> figurative, nonliteral -- ((used of the meanings of words or text) not literal; using figures of speech; "figurative language")

Similarity of adj explicit

2 senses of explicit

Sense 1
explicit (vs. implicit), expressed -- (precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable; leaving nothing to implication; "explicit instructions"; "she made her wishes explicit"; "explicit sexual scenes")
       => declared, stated -- (declared as fact; explicitly stated)
       => definitive, unequivocal -- (clearly defined or formulated; "the plain and unequivocal language of the laws"- R.B.Taney)
       => express -- (not tacit or implied; "her express wish")
       => graphic -- (describing nudity or sexual activity in graphic detail; "graphic sexual scenes")
       => hard-core, hardcore -- (extremely explicit; "hard-core pornography")
          Also See-> definite#1; denotative#1, denotive#1; overt#1, open#16; unequivocal#1, univocal#1, unambiguous#2

Sense 2
denotative, explicit -- (in accordance with fact or the primary meaning of a term)
       => literal (vs. figurative) -- (limited to the explicit meaning of a word or text; "a literal translation")

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