implicit | implicitly

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Banks

medium

Meaning(s)

suggested or understood without being said directly

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implicit - unspoken

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Something ‘implicit’ is understood without the need for it to be clearly stated. This can be used in two ways. Firstly, to refer to something a person implies because they do not want to say it directly, and secondly to express something that almost goes without saying. As in you believe something so much that you can take it as a given.

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Synonyms implied,indirect
Antonyms explicit,unambiguous,definitive

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  1. Andrew did not directly say he was going to go after me in his email. The threat was implicit.

  2. We should put Claire in charge of the operation. I trust her implicitly.

  3. I thought we had an implicit agreement to share all profits, but it seems I was mistaken. I wish I had put that in writing now.

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