inexplicit

[ in-ik-splis-it ]
/ ˌɪn ɪkˈsplɪs ɪt /
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adjective

not explicit or clear; not clearly stated.

Nearby words

  1. inexperienced,
  2. inexpert,
  3. inexpiable,
  4. inexplainable,
  5. inexplicable,
  6. inexplosive,
  7. inexpressible,
  8. inexpressive,
  9. inexpugnable,
  10. inexpungible

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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British Dictionary definitions for inexplicitly

inexplicit

/ (ˌɪnɪkˈsplɪsɪt) /

adjective

not explicit, clear, or precise; vague
Derived Formsinexplicitly, adverbinexplicitness, noun

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Word Origin and History for inexplicitly

inexplicit

adj.

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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