Definition of 'explicit'
Video: pronunciation of 'explicit'
Example sentences containing 'explicit'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
There were explicit texts and pictures from her to another guy. The Sun (2016)The star is no longer comfortable in her home after he posted her an explicit picture. The Sun (2016)Police found they had sent hundreds of texts and explicit pictures. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He sent other explicit photos to a 20-year-old student who he also invited to share hotel trysts. The Sun (2016)There are no explicit scenes, yet the whole book is simply heaving. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The band formed in 1970 with an explicit and unapologetic political angle. Smithsonian Mag (2017)Volunteers who had half a litre found it easier to look at explicit pictures - but women loosened up more than men. The Sun (2016)Technology existed to allow social media platforms to block explicit images from young users automatically, following a request from their parents, he said. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He proceeded to send explicit messages and pictures before sharing her details with other men. The Sun (2014)Young people receive little or no explicit instruction. The Chomsky Update - Linguistics and Politics (1990)We meet most weekends and he sends me explicit photos. The Sun (2011)Few of his political works are explicit. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There was general agreement that the previously unpublished conventions should become explicit and public. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)One photo is too explicit to publish. The Sun (2014)This is where explicit images are sent by text message from one mobile phone to another. The Sun (2013)The scenes were so explicit that there was incorrect speculation that they had been real. Times, Sunday Times (2013)His work has no explicit campaigning message. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The programme will explore how angry exes have destroyed lives by sharing explicit images of their previous partners. The Sun (2015)Most guilty parties wouldn't have any explicit intention. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Our chats have become explicit and pictures have been sent, mainly by me to prove my love for him. The Sun (2015) Something so explicit, so impersonal, on a phone. Times, Sunday Times (2015)And childhood exposure to explicit pics has little effect on teenage behaviour, claims the US study. The Sun (2014)Since politics is a process we must again reconsider planning as a process, but from a wider and more explicit political perspective than that of "procedural" theory. Politics, Planning and the State (1990)
Trends of 'explicit'
Very Common. explicit is one of the 4000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'explicit'
British English: explicit ADJECTIVE
Something that is explicit is expressed or shown clearly, without hiding anything.
Many parents worry about explicit violence on television.
Definition of explicit from the Collins English Dictionary
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Meme Ban, Heart Age & Collagin: September’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this September with Robert Groves.
Unlock language with the Paul Noble method
No books. No rote memorization. No chance of failure. Your chance to have a one-to-one lesson with best-selling language expert Paul Noble, try a FREE audio sample of his brand new Mandarin Chinese course.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.