What is the opposite of explicit?

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Opposite of stated clearly and in detail, leaving no room for confusion or doubt
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“For six days the company has stonewalled customers and the press with vague explanations or, worse, no explanation at all.”
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(of a person) Opposite of stating something in a direct and unambiguous manner
“The film makes an implicit statement about our schizophrenic, debt-driven economy.”
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Opposite of describing or representing racy topics or activity in a graphic fashion
“The text contains suggestive but decorous images, and every factoid is written as a single paragraph separated by three center-aligned dots.”
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Opposite of something precise or exact
“We cannot let you through because you have provided improper documents to verify your identity.”
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Opposite of presented in vividly shocking or sensational terms
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Opposite of honest or frank in nature
“While her response was quite cut-and-dried, some fans are still speculating the star is hiding her love life as evidenced by her indirect response to who her crush was.”
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Opposite of obscene or offensive in nature
“Brian always managed to still be funny while sticking to telling wholesome jokes.”
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Opposite of to an absolute degree
“Cassidy was interrogated for an hour before making a partial confession to felony murder.”
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Opposite of not disguised, plainly visible
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Opposite of speaking in an honest, forthright manner
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Opposite of easy to understand
“It is a complicated problem that will require a bit of mulling over.”
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Opposite of exact in correspondence or adherence to something
“For the kids, the rules can probably be adhered to in a loose manner.”
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Opposite of open, honest, and direct in speech or writing, especially when dealing with unpalatable matters
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Opposite of providing a faithful representation of someone or something
“One immediate point about this passage is that it is a wildly inaccurate rendition of Cyprian's original.”
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Opposite of relating to, or tending to, arouse lustful desire or excitement
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Opposite of rather rude, curt or abrupt in speech or manner
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Opposite of not omitting or disguising anything
“They received a cue to give either an honest or dishonest response when asked whether they knew the person in the photograph or not.”
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Opposite of known but specified in a general and nonexplicit sense
“He left seeking yet another unrecognized area of research.”
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Opposite of honest, frank and forthright in nature
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Opposite of relating to things that can be perceived by the senses, as opposed to abstractions
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Opposite of having many details
“This is a fragment of real history mixed up with a vague account of a real island.”
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(especially of a price, rate, or time) Opposite of having been firmly established and typically not subject to change
“Meal times are flexible and there is a choice of menus to ensure people's dietary and religious food needs are followed”
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(of language) Opposite of offensive or vulgar
“He was a pleasant man who would always speak using polite language.”
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Opposite of accurate
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Opposite of bluntly honest
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Opposite of a stated certainty
“Kris wanted so desperately to trust Jim, but was uncertain of his motives.”
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Opposite of being such by habit, long-established, and not likely to change
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Opposite of firmly established and difficult or unlikely to change
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Opposite of characterized by conventional forms of ceremony and behavior
“Fitzgerald uses characterization and setting to capture Beatrice's and Stephen's unconventional relationship.”
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Opposite of officially sanctioned or recognized
“The discussion was based on unofficial documents and conversations with those familiar with the subject.”
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Opposite of displaying logic and common sense
“Her explanation for her bad behavior was completely illogical.”
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