Clear and Explicit


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Clear adjective – Not subject to misinterpretation or more than one interpretation.
Usage example: the meaning of her broad smile was clear to the whole class

Explicit is a synonym for clear in certain topic. In some cases you can use "Explicit" instead an adjective "Clear", when it comes to topics like understandable, comprehensible, detailed, simple.
Nearby Words: clean, cleared, clearly, clearing, clearness
Synonyms for Clear


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Explicit adjective – So clearly expressed as to leave no doubt about the meaning.
Usage example: explicit instructions about what to do in an emergency

Clear is a synonym for explicit in property topic. You can use "Clear" instead an adjective "Explicit", if it concerns topics such as detailed, specific, certain, simple.
Nearby Word: explicitly
Synonyms for Explicit

Things that words describes

intent clear intent explicit intent
intention clear intention explicit intention
purpose clear purpose explicit purpose
connection clear connection explicit connection
Other nouns: homage, lack, attempt, interest, reference, point, reason, system, case, way, example, shot, explanation, goal, threat, version, parody, parallels, shots, references, examples, hints.

Both words in one sentence

  • The Aesops in Aesop's Fables were not made explicit and clear when the stories were first written, let alone when they were first told.
  • While rarely explicit, it’s pretty clear that Caitlin calls the shots in their relationship and in the bedroom.
  • While they don't get the explicit romantic pairing of their British counterparts, it's clear that they're it for each other.
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