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Princeton's WordNet

  1. explicitlyadverb

    in an explicit manner

    "in his foreword Professor Clark puts it explicitly"


  1. explicitlyadverb

    In an explicit manner.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Explicitlyadverb

    Plainly; directly; not merely by inference or implication.

    Etymology: from explicit.

    This querulous humour carries an implicit repugnance to God’s disposals; but where it is indulged, it usually is its own expositor, and explicitly avows it. Government of the Tongue.


  1. explicitly

    Explicitly refers to something stated clearly and in detail, leaving no room for confusion or doubt. It can also mean directly or without avoiding unpleasant or difficult topics. In other words, if something is expressed explicitly, it's expressed in a very precise and open manner.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Explicitlyadverb

    in an explicit manner; clearly; plainly; without disguise or reservation of meaning; not by inference or implication; as, he explicitly avows his intention

British National Corpus

  1. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'explicitly' in Adverbs Frequency: #378

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of explicitly in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of explicitly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of explicitly in a Sentence

  1. Stephen Legomsky:

    I think it does show that for the five Republican appointees on the court, deference to the executive branch policy positions will still be the rule of the day as long as they like the outcome. Those same justices were not deferential to President Obama with respect to( Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and( Deferred Action for Parents of Americans), but they are showing extreme deference to this President on this proclamation even on the face of explicitly discriminatory public statements, the court has shown it is willing to be very selective when it comes to showing deference to the President.

  2. Matthew Lesser:

    The Washington Post's as explicitly anti-Semitic as anything can be.

  3. Janet Yellen:

    I really think it is not a desirable thing for a president to comment so explicitly on The Fed policy, obviously, presidents can speak out if they choose to and give their opinions about policy, there's no law against that, but I don't think it's wise and I do think The Fed has a strong reputation for acting in an independent and non-political way and I would not like to see that reputation damaged.

  4. Murray Bessette:

    Democratic Socialists of America saw that in Venezuela. They did n’t come to power as Communists, but that is what they were. martin Luther King very explicitly considered viewing the Soviet Union and Democratic Socialists of America as allies for civil rights in the U.S..

  5. President Biden:

    The G-7 explicitly agreed to call out human rights abuses in Xinjiang and Hong Kong. I know this is going to sound somewhat prosaic, but I think we’re in a contest, not with China per se, but a contest with autocrats, autocratic governments around the world, as to whether or not democracies can compete with them in the rapidly changing 21st century, i think there’s plenty of action on China.

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