explicit

Part of speech: adverb

Explicitly.

Part of speech: noun

Explicitness.

Part of speech: adjective

Plainly expressed, or that plainly expresses.

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Usage examples "explicit":

  1. As Roderick had said nothing about his engagement to the Cavaliere, it was probable that with this beautiful girl he had not been more explicit. - "Roderick Hudson", Henry James.
  2. It is necessary to be explicit, he said, that the Club may see where it stands. - "Sight Unseen", Mary Roberts Rinehart.
  3. As to reading aloud to children it begins to be recognized that it should not be too explicit, nor too emphatic, nor too pointed; that it must leave something for the natural grace of the listener's intelligence to supply and to feel. - "The Education of Catholic Girls", Janet Erskine Stuart.