explicit

Anything explicit is very clear, whether it's instructions or a dirty movie.

Thanks to parental-advisory warnings about "explicit language" or "explicit violence," you might think this word only applies to things that are dirty, naughty, or adult in some way. That is a common meaning of explicit, but it's not the only meaning. This also means anything that is clear and easy to understand. Explicit orders are easy to carry out; explicit instructions are easy to follow. When someone is explicit, they're not beating around the bush or being confusing.

Definitions of explicit
1

adj precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable; leaving nothing to implication

explicit instructions”
“she made her wishes explicit
explicit sexual scenes”
Synonyms:
expressed
definite
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
express
not tacit or implied
graphic
describing nudity or sexual activity in graphic detail
hard-core, hardcore
extremely explicit
open, overt
open and observable; not secret or hidden
Antonyms:
implicit, inexplicit
implied though not directly expressed; inherent in the nature of something
connotative
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
covert
secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed
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adj in accordance with fact or the primary meaning of a term

Synonyms:
denotative
literal
limited to the explicit meaning of a word or text

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