implicit - Dictionary definition and meaning for word implicit

(adj) implied though not directly expressed; inherent in the nature of something
Synonyms : inexplicit
Example Sentence
  • an implicit agreement not to raise the subject
  • there was implicit criticism in his voice
  • anger was implicit in the argument
  • the oak is implicit in the acorn
(adj) being without doubt or reserve
Synonyms : unquestioning
Example Sentence
  • implicit trust

Memory aid to help you memorize this

impli+cit--- tacit(CIT) means understand without being expressed so IMPLICIT means implied without directly expressed
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S(impli) (cit)ing is implicit
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implicit = im (not) + lic + it; There is no lick in the tank; It is lick free.
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