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explicit

adjective

1 explicit

Precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable; leaving nothing to implication:
— Explicit instructions.
— She made her wishes explicit.
— Explicit sexual scenes.

synonym: expressed.

Roget 518: intelligible; clear, clear as day, clear as noonday; lucid; perspicuous, transpicuous; luminous, transparent.    easily understood, easy to understand, for the million, intelligible to the meanest capacity, popularized.    ... show more

Roget 525: manifest, apparent; salient, striking, demonstrative, prominent, in the foreground, notable, pronounced.    flagrant; notorious etc. (public) ... show more

Roget 527: informed etc. v.; communique; reported etc. v.; published etc. 531.    expressive etc. 516; explicit ... show more

Roget 535: asserting etc. v.; declaratory, predicatory, pronunciative, affirmative, soi-disant [Fr.]; positive; certain etc. 474; express, ... show more

Roget 570: lucid etc. (intelligible) 518; explicit etc. (manifest) 525; exact etc. 494.   

Roget 516: meaning etc. v.; expressive, suggestive, allusive; significant, significative, significatory; pithy; full of meaning, pregnant with meaning.    declaratory etc. ... show more



2 explicit

In accordance with fact or the primary meaning of a term.

synonym: denotative.


Moby thesaurus: absolute, accurate, admitting no exception, all-out, apparent, artless, bluff, blunt, broad, brusque, candid, categorical, categorically, certain, clean-cut, clear, clear as crystal, clear as day, clear-cut, coherent ... show more.

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