explicit Tweet Definition of explicit Like Definition of explicit on Facebook
  1. very specific, clear, or detailed
    I gave instructions for him to stay here, but he followed me, anyway.
  2. containing material (e.g. language or film footage) that might be deemed offensive or graphic
    The film had several scenes including language and sex.
    Etymology: First attested w:1609, 1609, from explicite, from explicitus, past participle of explicÄre "to unfold," from ex-, "out" + plicare, "to fold." Pornographic sense is from w:1971, 1971.

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