Meaning of EXPLICIT in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ɪksplɪsɪt ]


Something that is explicit is expressed or shown clearly and openly, without any attempt to hide anything.

...sexually explicit scenes in films and books.

...explicit references to age in recruitment advertising.

= overt

≠ implicit


• ex‧plic‧it‧ly

The play was the first commercially successful work dealing explicitly with homosexuality...

ADV : ADV with v , ADV adj

• ex‧plic‧it‧ness

When the book was published, the energy and explicitness caught the popular imagination.



If you are explicit about something, you speak about it very openly and clearly.

He was explicit about his intention to overhaul the party’s internal voting system.

ADJ : v-link ADJ , oft ADJ about n

• ex‧plic‧it‧ly

She has been talking very explicitly about AIDS to these groups.

ADV : ADV with v

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