What does the word explicit mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Explicitly.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Explicitness.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Plainly expressed, or that plainly expresses.

Usage examples for 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 by Henry James
  2. It is necessary to be explicit, he said, that the Club may see where it stands. – Sight Unseen by 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 by Janet Erskine Stuart