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Princeton's WordNet

  1. implicitlyadverb

    without doubting or questioning

    "I implicitly trust him"

  2. implicitlyadverb

    without ever expressing so clearly

    "he implicitly assumes that you know the answer"


  1. implicitlyadverb

    In an implicit or implied manner.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Implicitlyadverb

    Etymology: from implicit.

    The divine inspection into the affairs of the world doth necessarily follow from the nature and being of God; and he that denies this, doth implicitly deny his existence: he may acknowledge what he will with his mouth, but in his heart he hath said there is no God. Richard Bentley.

    My blushing muse with conscious fear retires,
    And whom they like, implicitly admires. Wentworth Dillon.

    Learn not to dispute the methods of his providence; but humbly and implicitly to acquiesce in and adore them. Francis Atterbury.

    We implicitly follow in the track in which they lead us, and comfort ourselves with this poor reflection, that we shall fare as well as those that go before us. John Rogers, Sermons.


  1. implicitly

    Implicitly refers to something that is suggested or implied but not directly expressed or stated. It is often understood through underlying or unspoken actions, signs, or statements, rather than being explicitly shown or explained.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Implicitlyadverb

    in an implicit manner; without reserve; with unreserved confidence

  2. Implicitlyadverb

    by implication; impliedly; as, to deny the providence of God is implicitly to deny his existence

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of implicitly in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of implicitly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of implicitly in a Sentence

  1. Ajit Pai:

    It is exceptionally rare to have the Department of Justice refuse to sign onto an FCC brief, but this says that the DOJ doesn’t trust that this is legal, president Obama’s own Department of Justice implicitly is questioning whether or not this is government overreach.

  2. James Bovard:

    However accurate or inaccurate the agency’s numbers may be, tax law explicitly presumes that the IRS is always right -- and implicitly presumes that the taxpayer is always wrong -- in any dispute with the government. In many cases, the IRS introduces no evidence whatsoever of its charges; it merely asserts that a taxpayer had a certain amount of unreported income and therefore owes a proportionate amount in taxes, plus interest and penalties.

  3. Brendan Schulman:

    I've seen hundreds of amazing products designed without those certificates, what the FAA is implicitly saying is that all those businesses need to stop what they're doing right now before even testing their products. Companies in this industry ought to be concerned with this approach.

  4. Julian Ku:

    (B)y limiting the USS Lassen's transit to an 'innocent passage,' the U.S. is implicitly recognizing that China is entitled to a 12 nm (nautical mile) territorial sea around its artificial island on Subi Reef.

  5. China President Joerg Wuttke:

    Such vagueness creates a great deal of uncertainty for business, as it implicitly leaves the Chinese government with the option of undermining foreign market access based on unclear and broad national security considerations.

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