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- 1. implicit (vs. explicit), inexplicit, implicit in(predicate), inherent, underlying, silent, tacit, understood, unexpressed, unsaid, unstated, unuttered, unverbalized, unverbalised, unvoiced, unspoken, connotative, covert
- usage: implied though not directly expressed; inherent in the nature of something; "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"
- 2. implicit, unquestioning, absolute (vs. relative)
- usage: being without doubt or reserve; "implicit trust"
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