involved, indicated, or suggested without being directly or explicitly stated; tacitly understood: an implied rebuke; an implied compliment.
- im·pli·ed·ly [im-plahy-id-lee], /ɪmˈplaɪ ɪd li/, adverb
- un·im·plied, adjective
- well-im·plied, adjective
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How to use implied in a sentence
U-T columnist Michael Smolens takes stock of the debate over accessory dwelling units and writes about the implied and direct accusations of bigotry at the center housing density matters at the state and local level.Morning Report: San Diego’s Crime Spike, in Context | Voice of San Diego | October 18, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
The implied threat was that the cops might send Klepikov to the United States, which has much harsher criminal sentencing laws than most of the world.Inside the FBI, Russia, and Ukraine’s failed cybercrime investigation | Patrick Howell O'Neill | July 8, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
“Call me when the plane leaves the ground,” she said, in a tone that implied she knew her husband well.Mario Cuomo, a Frustrating Hero to Democrats, Is Dead at 82 | Eleanor Clift | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
In doing so, he implied the obsolescence of that most embedded of British watering holes, the pub.
It was a duel on a larger scale, with all the uncertainty and danger that implied.
Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist George Will implied in an interview that Ebola may be airborne.George Will, Fox News, and the Beginning of an Ebola Conspiracy | Russell Saunders | October 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But Francis has also implied that his hands are tied when it comes to changing doctrine or altering church teachings.
It would be a modest guess that Accadian culture implied a growth of at least ten thousand years.God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
Their conference was short; but it implied to Louis, that his delegated reign, as well as that of his father, was at an end.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
The high rank, the great riches of his father he rather implied than definitely mentioned.Bella Donna | Robert Hichens
That was by no means what Garnache had implied; still, since it really expressed his mind, he did not trouble to correct Marius.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
Louis would not think twice on the implied suspicions against himself, which every sentence of the letter contained.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
British Dictionary definitions for implied
hinted at or suggested; not directly expressed: an implied criticism
- impliedly (ɪmˈplaɪɪdlɪ), adverb
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