Complete Definition of "explicit"

English
Etymology
First attested w:1609|1609, from F. explicite, from L. explicitus, past participle of explicāre "to unfold," from ex-, "out" + plicare, "to fold." Pornographic sense is from w:1971|1971.

Pronunciation
AHD|/ĭk-splĭsĭt/
audio|en-us-explicit.ogg|Audio (US)
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɪsɪt|-ɪsɪt

Adjective
en-adj

#very specific, clear, or detailed
#:I gave explicit instructions for him to stay here, but he followed me, anyway.
#containing material (e.g. language or film footage) that might be deemed offensive or graphic
#:The film had several scenes including explicit language and sex.

Antonyms
implicit

Translations

Danish: eksplicit
Finnish: selvä, täsmällinen, tietty

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