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inexplicit

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

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

OTHER WORDS FROM inexplicit

in·ex·plic·it·ly, adverbin·ex·plic·it·ness, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for inexplicit

  • They were allowed to stay on or to disappear as inexplicitly as they came.

  • During this demonstration I have, incidentally, though inexplicitly, pointed out the utility of art itself and of beauty.

    Laurus Nobilis|Vernon Lee

British Dictionary definitions for inexplicit

inexplicit
/ (ˌɪnɪkˈsplɪsɪt) /

adjective

not explicit, clear, or precise; vague

Derived forms of inexplicit

inexplicitly, adverbinexplicitness, noun
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