explicit explicit  /ɪks ˈplɪ sət/


  1. (adj) precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable; leaving nothing to implication
  2. (adj) in accordance with fact or the primary meaning of a term



  1. He was explicit about his choice of holiday destination yet the agency flew him to another beach on the Western coast.
  2. Ferdinand's confession contained explicit details of the manner in which prisoners were tortured and brutalized.
  3. An explicit warning on all tobacco products is now a statutory requirement.


  1. Bikini espresso stands face prostitution claims

    According to police, explicit activity was happening at some bikini barista stands.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: FOX 12 Oregon

  2. Former Pa. school official faces jail for sexting

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) - A former school official accused of sending explicit text messages to boys has pleaded guilty in northeastern Pennsylvania. Former Scranton school director Mark Kandel pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to online enticement of a minor.
    on June 25, 2013     Source: New Jersey Herald

  3. Live coverage of the George Zimmerman trial

    This is a murder trial. Graphic details, crime scene photos and explicit language may be said and shown throughout the trial. We will be sharing the live feed as is and language and other graphic items will NOT be bleeped or blurred.
    on June 25, 2013     Source: MyCentralJersey.com


  1. "We have duties to discharge and responsibilities to keep in support of the democratically elected government and in support of the explicit will of the international community," Brown said in his first press conference with Bush since becoming...
    on Jul 30, 2007 By: Gordon Brown Source: EUX.TV

  2. "Given how important robust payment and settlement systems are to financial stability, a good case can be made for granting the Federal Reserve explicit oversight authority for systemically important payment and settlement systems," Bernanke said.
    on Mar 10, 2009 By: Ben Bernanke Source: Bloomberg

  3. "I was very explicit in the meeting that we saw the Azeri radar as an additional capability, that we intended to proceed with the radar, the X-band radar, in the Czech Republic," Mr. Gates said at an evening news conference after meeting with...
    on Jun 14, 2007 By: Robert Gates Source: New York Times

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