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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(of a person) Opposite of stating something in a direct and unambiguous manner
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Opposite of describing or representing racy topics or activity in a graphic fashion
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Opposite of being the straightest and most direct way to a point or end
“The group voted to stop at the zoo, forcing Mark to drive the indirect route to their destination.”
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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
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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 having no exceptions or restrictions
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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; not allowing or admitting deviation or relaxation
“For the kids, the rules can probably be adhered to in a loose manner.”
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Opposite of relating to or tending to arouse sexual desire or excitement
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Opposite of vigorous or incisive in expression or style
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Opposite of having no exceptions or restrictions
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Opposite of being or characterized by direct, brief, and potentially rude speech or manner
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Opposite of lewd in an offensive way
“The movie skipped the most controversial and provocative parts of the artist's life and it became innocent and child-like in sentiment.”
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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 including many small descriptive features
“The pamphlet provides only a concise description of the available features.”
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Opposite of relating to things that can be perceived by the senses, as opposed to abstractions
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(especially of a price, rate, or time) Opposite of having been firmly established and typically not subject to change
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Opposite of having no exceptions or restrictions
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Opposite of marked by the use of few words to convey much information or meaning
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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 over time
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Opposite of following or agreeing with established form, custom, or rules
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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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