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  1. not explicit or clear; not clearly stated.
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Origin of inexplicit

First recorded in 1795–1805, inexplicit is from the Latin word inexplicitus not straightforward. See in-3, explicit
Related formsin·ex·plic·it·ly, adverbin·ex·plic·it·ness, noun
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Historical Examples

  • It resolves itself, therefore, into his inexplicit letter to a committee of Congress.

    The Life of Albert Gallatin

    Henry Adams

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for inexplicit


  1. not explicit, clear, or precise; vague
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Derived Formsinexplicitly, adverbinexplicitness, 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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