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  1. in a way that is clearly expressed, demonstrated, or formulated:There are a couple of important points that I wish had been made more clearly and explicitly.We should also explicitly advocate for ourselves when it comes to promotions or raises.

  2. in a way that is direct or precise; specifically: Women and underrepresented minorities are explicitly invited to apply.

  1. in a graphic or detailed way; not leaving anything to the imagination: The art to be displayed cannot include explicitly sexual scenes, nudity, or salacious or revealing imagery.

Origin of explicitly


Other words from explicitly

  • o·ver·ex·plic·it·ly, adverb
  • qua·si-ex·plic·it·ly, adverb
  • su·per·ex·plic·it·ly, adverb
  • un·ex·plic·it·ly, adverb

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