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a. Fully and clearly expressed; leaving nothing implied: explicit approval.
b. Fully developed or formulated: has an explicit idea of what to say in the paper.
2. Forthright and unreserved in expression: They were explicit in their criticism.
a. Readily observable: an explicit sign of trouble.
b. Describing or portraying nudity or sexual activity in graphic detail.

[Latin explicitus, past participle of explicāre, to unfold; see explicate.]

ex·plic′it·ly adv.
ex·plic′it·ness n.
Synonyms: explicit, definite, express, specific
These adjectives mean entirely clear and unambiguous: explicit statements; a definite answer; my express wishes; a specific purpose.
Antonym: ambiguous
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.explicitness - clarity as a consequence of being explicit
clarity, clearness, limpidity, lucidity, lucidness, pellucidity - free from obscurity and easy to understand; the comprehensibility of clear expression
inexplicitness - unclearness by virtue of not being explicit
وُضوح، صَراحَه
skÿrleiki, skilmerkileiki


[ɪkˈsplɪsɪtnɪs] N [of instructions, reference] → carácter m explícito, lo explícito; [of description, picture] → lo gráfico; [of statement] → lo categórico


(ikˈsplisit) adjective
stated, or stating, fully and clearly. explicit instructions; Can you be more explicit?
exˈplicitly adverb
exˈplicitness noun
References in classic literature ?
The explicitness of an engagement wears off this finest edge of susceptibility; it is jasmine gathered and presented in a large bouquet.
Yet he trusted them after a fashion, because he had learned from many and devious dealings with a large assortment of people that the average human being is honest, which is to say that he does not steal his neighbor's stock nor fail to pay his just debts if given plenty of time and the conditions have the explicitness of black and white.
Look 'ere I" he said at last, with an air of great explicitness, "I GOT the secret.
I like the avid explicitness of this individually articulated, uplifting write.
She views systems as puzzles to be solved and brings clarity and explicitness to printing environment problems.
The explicitness of students' reasoning has been shown to enhance conceptual knowledge acquisition and improve collaboration practices (Papadopoulos, Demetriadis, & Weinberger, 2013).
Keywords: translation, explicitation, implicitation, explicitness, explicit, implicit
Whether this explicitness is necessary is a matter open to debate.
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SAP has made a significant change to their licensing which involves changing from CPU to Core licenses and the explicitness of licensing physical vs.
Her explicitness on being a single mother and candour about some of the methods she tried to find the money to raise her boy was astonishing.
Rather, the Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie took the second and third spots because the books both have offensive language and depicted scenes of sexual explicitness and drugs.