1. involved, indicated, or suggested without being directly or explicitly stated; tacitly understood: an implied rebuke; an implied compliment.

Origin of implied

First recorded in 1520–30; imply + -ed2
Related formsim·pli·ed·ly [im-plahy-id-lee] /ɪmˈplaɪ ɪd li/, adverbun·im·plied, adjectivewell-im·plied, adjective
Can be confusedexplicit implicit implied Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. hinted at or suggested; not directly expressedan implied criticism
Derived Formsimpliedly (ɪmˈplaɪɪdlɪ), adverb
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