Definition of explicit:
- A word formerly used ( as finis is now) at the conclusion of a book to indicate the end.
- Having no disguised meaning or reservation; unreserved; outspoken; - applied to persons; as, he was earnest and explicit in his statement.
- Not implied merely, or conveyed by implication; distinctly stated; plain in language; open to the understanding; clear; not obscure or ambiguous; express; unequivocal; as, an explicit declaration.
unadorned, univocal, declared, denotative, hardcore, lucid, plain, categorical, definitive, stated, apparent, romantic, positive, sexual, simple, make sense, intelligible, clear-cut, diaphanous, limpid, evident, vulgar, hard-core, suggestive, unambiguous, transparent, manifest, graphic, verbalized, indecent, definite, expressed, obvious, specific, animal, intimate, clear, perspicuous, obscene, sensual, amorous, denotive, uttered, express, translucent, specific, understandable, unequivocal, easy, decided, straightforward, pellucid, literal, verbalised, definite, distinct, unmistakable, frank.
- "How We Think", John Dewey.
In answer to his question the clerk informed him that the lady had ordered her dinner served upstairs, leaving at the same time explicit instructions that she was " not at home" to anyone who should call.- "The Ancient Law", Ellen Glasgow.
- "The Thousandth Woman", Ernest W. Hornung.