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[in-ik-splis-it] /ˌɪn ɪkˈsplɪs ɪt/
not explicit or clear; not clearly stated.
Origin of inexplicit
First recorded in 1795-1805, inexplicit is from the Latin word inexplicitus not straightforward. See in-3, explicit
Related forms
inexplicitly, adverb
inexplicitness, noun Unabridged
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  • It resolves itself, therefore, into his inexplicit letter to a committee of Congress.

  • The continued flurry of my feelings doubtless made this a very confused and inexplicit document; but I could do no better.

    Jack Hinton Charles James Lever
  • Then, when finally my letter did arrive, it was inexplicit, and I had either to go to London myself or write again.

    The Tower of Oblivion Oliver Onions
British Dictionary definitions for inexplicit


not explicit, clear, or precise; vague
Derived Forms
inexplicitly, adverb
inexplicitness, noun
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Word Origin and History for inexplicit

1775 (implied in inexplicitly), from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + explicit. Or else from Latin inexplicitus "not to be unfolded; unexplained." Related: Inexplicitly; inexplicitness.

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