not explicit or clear; not clearly stated.
Origin of inexplicit
Related formsin·ex·plic·it·ly, adverbin·ex·plic·it·ness, noun
First recorded in 1795–1805, inexplicit
is from the Latin
not straightforward. See in-3
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Related Words for inexplicitcloudy
Examples from the Web for inexplicit
Historical Examples of inexplicit
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.
Then, when finally my letter did arrive, it was inexplicit, and I had either to go to London myself or write again.
British Dictionary definitions for inexplicit
Derived Formsinexplicitly, adverbinexplicitness, noun
not explicit, clear, or precise; vague
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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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