The definition of implicit refers to something that is suggested or implied but not ever clearly said.
An example of implicit is when your wife gives you a dirty look when you drop your socks on the floor.
- suggested or to be understood though not plainly expressed; implied
- necessarily or naturally involved though not plainly apparent or expressed; essentially a part or condition; inherent
- without reservation or doubt; unquestioning; absolute
- Obs. implicated; entangled
Origin of implicitClassical Latin implicitus, past participle of implicare: see imply
- Implied or understood though not directly expressed: an implicit agreement not to raise the touchy subject.
- Contained in the nature of something though not readily apparent: “Frustration is implicit in any attempt to express the deepest self” (Patricia Hampl).
- Having no doubts or reservations; unquestioning: implicit trust.
Origin of implicitLatin implicitus, variant of implicatus, past participle of implicare, to entangle; see implicate.