explicit

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See also: explícit

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɪkˈsplɪsɪt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪsɪt

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from French explicite, from Latin explicitus (disentangled, easy), variant of explicātus.

Adjective[edit]

explicit (comparative more explicit, superlative most explicit)

  1. Very specific, clear, or detailed. [from 1609]
    Synonyms: express, manifest, overt; see also Thesaurus:explicit
    Antonyms: implicit, unexplicit, vague
    I gave explicit instructions for him to stay here, but he followed me, anyway.
  2. (euphemistic) Containing material (e.g. language or film footage) that might be deemed offensive or graphic. [from 1971]
    Synonym: raunchy
    Antonym: circumspect
    The film had several scenes including explicit language and sex.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Abbreviated from Latin explicitus est līber (the book is set in order, ended).

Phrase[edit]

explicit

  1. (obsolete) Used at the conclusion of a book to indicate the end.

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French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Abbreviated from Latin explicitus est liber (the book is set in order, ended).

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Noun[edit]

explicit m (plural explicits)

  1. end (of a story)
    Antonym: incipit

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin explicit.

Noun[edit]

explicit m (oblique plural expliciz or explicitz, nominative singular expliciz or explicitz, nominative plural explicit)

  1. end (of a story)

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French explicite, from Latin explicitus.

Adjective[edit]

explicit m or n (feminine singular explicită, masculine plural expliciți, feminine and neuter plural explicite)

  1. explicit

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Swedish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

explicit

  1. explicit

Adverb[edit]

explicit

  1. explicitly