Meaning of explicitly in English:


Pronunciation /ɛkˈsplɪsɪtli/

Translate explicitly into Spanish


  • 1In a clear and detailed manner, leaving no room for confusion or doubt.

    ‘the essay should state explicitly how the facts support the thesis’
    • ‘she has explicitly rejected the theory of patriarchy’
    • ‘It's not explicitly stated here, and that's a mistake.’
    • ‘He did not explicitly say he would get it done, but personally, I would be surprised if he did not.’
    • ‘Sometimes, its message is explicitly political.’
    • ‘The commission was designed explicitly to bridge the worlds of high finance and global health.’
    • ‘The classic example is giving a speech to an angry mob, urging them (explicitly or implicitly) to attack someone or destroy some property.’
    • ‘I explicitly and unambiguously said the opposite.’
    • ‘The client had not explicitly stated green design as a goal, but the design team was interested in these ideas.’
    • ‘When Albert explicitly forbids playing in the greenhouse, the boy makes a beeline.’
    • ‘The heroines explicitly reject comfortable middle-class lives when they rebel against their parental figures.’
    • ‘Like many mountain lovers, he couched his descriptions in explicitly religious terms.’
    1. 1.1(in reference to representations of sexual activity) graphically and vividly.
      as submodifier ‘explicitly erotic images’
      • ‘The explicitly sexual content of this image is also revealing.’
      • ‘All of his work is explicitly erotic.’
      • ‘His drawings themselves are major works of art and the show has a substantial selection, including a group of explicitly erotic subjects.’
      • ‘The ancients, and particularly the Greeks and the Romans, were more comfortable with explicitly erotic images than most moderns are.’
      • ‘His sculptures are among the most abstractly yet explicitly erotic artworks of the 20th century.’
      • ‘He handles sex explicitly enough to attract charges of pornography.’
      • ‘Just a page into the book the grandfather is caught red handed in an explicitly bizarre act of sex with a minor.’
      • ‘Aside from the one explicitly pornographic scene, the rest of the film manages to keep its pants on.’
      • ‘His tweeted chest shots are more telling than the explicitly pornographic photos that followed.’
      • ‘He is testing his audience with extensive nudity, explicitly sexual and violent film sequences, and four-letter language.’