Anything explicit is completely clear and includes details. If you don't want your little brother to become a snake snack, you'll need to give him explicit instructions for feeding your pet boa constrictor safely.

This adjective describes anything that is clear, detailed, and easy to understand. Explicit orders are easy to carry out, and explicit directions are easy to follow. When someone is explicit, they're not beating around the bush or being confusing. Explicit can also mean "offensive" or "graphic," a description that is sometimes included in parental-advisory warnings about "explicit language" or "explicit violence" in movies.

Definitions of explicit
  1. adjective
    precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable; leaving nothing to implication
    explicit instructions”
    “she made her wishes explicit
    synonyms: expressed
    precise; explicit and clearly defined
    denotative, denotive
    having the power of explicitly denoting or designating or naming
    unambiguous, unequivocal, univocal
    admitting of no doubt or misunderstanding; having only one meaning or interpretation and leading to only one conclusion
    declared, stated
    declared as fact; explicitly stated
    definitive, unequivocal
    clearly defined or formulated
    not tacit or implied
    describing nudity or sexual activity in graphic detail
    hard-core, hardcore
    extremely explicit
    open, overt
    open and observable; not secret or hidden
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    implicit, inexplicit
    implied though not directly expressed; inherent in the nature of something
    having the power of implying or suggesting something in addition to what is explicit
    implicit in, inherent, underlying
    in the nature of something though not readily apparent
    silent, tacit, understood
    implied by or inferred from actions or statements
    unexpressed, unsaid, unspoken, unstated, unuttered, unverbalised, unverbalized, unvoiced
    not made explicit
    secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed
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  2. adjective
    in accordance with fact or the primary meaning of a term
    synonyms: denotative
    limited to the explicit meaning of a word or text
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