+adjective 1 ~ (in sth) suggested without being directly expressed: Implicit in his speech was the assumption that they were guilty. + implicit criticism 2 ~ (in sth) forming part of sth (although perhaps not directly expressed): The ability to listen is implicit in the teacher's role. 3 ~ (in sth) complete and not doubted: She had the implicit trust of her staff. Compare: EXPLICIT implicitly adverb: It reinforces, implicitly or explicitly, the idea that money is all-important. + I trust John implicitly.
Random quote: Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts.: Margaret Runbeck