in·​ex·​plic·​it | \ ˌi-nik-ˈspli-sət How to pronounce inexplicit (audio) \

Definition of inexplicit

: not explicit: such as
a : not fully or clearly revealed or expressed Discussions about covert racism are often short-lived because of the notion that there's no way to measure inexplicit racism.— Ayesha Ghaffar
b : expressing something in an ambiguous, vague, or incomplete way The law is inexplicit on this point. … able to speak to him only in the evasive and inexplicit terms of courtly literature.— Nicolette Zeeman
c : not open in the depiction of nudity or sexuality an inexplicit love scene

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Examples of inexplicit in a Sentence

for questions like “What do you think of my new haircut?” sometimes an inexplicit response is safest
Recent Examples on the Web Its particular target at that particular church on that particular morning remains the gesture’s one inexplicit feature. Washington Post, 5 Apr. 2021 Looking beyond the draft, several college coaches recruiting Adams employed what has been a common technique: discouraging in casual, inexplicit terms multi-sport recruits from pursuing two sports. Robert Klemko, The MMQB, 13 July 2017

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First Known Use of inexplicit

1744, in the meaning defined above

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“Inexplicit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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