Synonyms and Antonyms of implicit
1 understood although not put into words <the implicit agreement among members of the outing club is that everyone pays his or her own way on all trips> Synonyms implied, tacit, unexpressed, unspoken, unvoiced, wordless Related Words inferred, presumed; construed, interpreted; unannounced, undeclared, unsaid, untold; hinted, insinuated, intimated, suggested Near Antonyms apparent, blatant, evident, manifest, obvious, plain, straightforward; unambiguous, unequivocal, unmistakable Antonyms explicit, express, expressed, spoken, stated, voiced
2 having or showing a mind free from doubt <members of the expedition must have implicit trust in their leaders> Synonyms assured, clear, cocksure, confident, doubtless, certain, positive, sanguine, sureRelated Words self-assured, self-conceited, self-confident; decisive, resolute, unfaltering, unhesitating, unquestioning, unwaveringNear Antonyms hesitant, indecisive, vacillating, wavering; diffident, unassumingAntonyms doubtful, dubious, uncertain, unsure
3 existing only as a possibility and not in fact <there's a risk implicit in any overseas operation undertaken by the military> Synonyms potential, possibleRelated Words conceivable, generable, imaginable, plausible, thinkable; likely, probable; conjectural, hypothetical, suppositional, theoretical (also theoretic); alleged, assumed, purported, reputed, supposed; achievable, attainable, doable, feasible, practicable, viable, workableNear Antonyms authenticated, confirmed, demonstrated, established, proven, substantiated; authentic, bona fide, genuine, trueAntonyms actual, existent, factual, real
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