Explicit means clearly expressed or readily observable. Implicit means implied or expressed indirectly.
See also: Imply and Infer
- "Go home now!" was Dr. Legree's explicit command.
- You must listen carefully and critically to understand Snoop's implicit message.
(a) Several critics discerned an _____ political statement in the bishop's remarks.
(b) Cigarette packs carry _____ health warnings.