Explicit - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪkˈsplɪsɪt|  American pronunciation of the word explicit
Brit.  |ɪkˈsplɪsɪt|  British pronunciation of the word explicit

adjective

- in accordance with fact or the primary meaning of a term (syn: denotative)

Examples

They were given explicit instructions.

Changes to the property can't be done without their explicit consent.

The law is very explicit about how these measures should be enacted.

The movie contains scenes of explicit violence.

two people engaging in explicit sex

The contrast could not have been made more explicit.

The kidnappers gave us explicit instructions not to involve the police.

Be explicit when you talk about money with your family.

He made the rules without being explicit about them.

The film contains some very explicit love scenes.

If he had been more explicit his holiday would have been nixed, that was for sure.

his threat to kill me was quite explicit

hesitates to be explicit on so ticklish a matter

a distastefully explicit report on the Royal couple's marital life

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