Very specific, clear, or detailed.
‘I gave explicit instructions for him to stay here, but he followed me, anyway.’;
In an express or explicit manner.
‘We were expressly permitted to use the building.’;
(euphemism) Containing material (e.g. language or film footage) that might be deemed offensive or graphic.
‘The film had several scenes including explicit language and sex.’;
In an express manner; in direct terms; with distinct purpose; particularly; as, a book written expressly for the young.
‘The word of the Lord came expressly unto Ezekiel.’; ‘I am sent expressly to your lordship.’;
A word formerly used (as finis is now) at the conclusion of a book to indicate the end.
for the express purpose;
‘she needs the money expressly for her patients’;
Not implied merely, or conveyed by implication; distinctly stated; plain in language; open to the understanding; clear; not obscure or ambiguous; express; unequivocal; as, an explicit declaration. Opposite of implicit.
‘The language of the charter was too explicit to admit of a doubt.’;
in an explicit manner;
‘he stated expressly that the needed the money by tomorrow’;
Having no disguised meaning or reservation; unreserved; outspoken; - applied to persons; as, he was earnest and explicit in his statement.
precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable; leaving nothing to implication;
‘explicit instructions’; ‘she made her wishes explicit’; ‘explicit sexual scenes’;
in accordance with fact or the primary meaning of a term
stated clearly and in detail, leaving no room for confusion or doubt
‘the arrangement had not been made explicit’;
(of a person) stating something in an explicit manner
‘let me be explicit’;
describing or representing sexual activity in a graphic fashion
‘a sexually explicit blockbuster’;
the closing words of a manuscript, early printed book, or chanted liturgical text.