V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: implied, but not openly expressed
Synonyms: implied, unspoken, assumed, understood, implicit
Antonyms: expressed, spoken, explicit
Tips: Tacit originates from the Latin word tacere, "to be silent." A tacit understanding or agreement is an unspoken one. The related adjective taciturn also refers to silence and means "reserved" or "uncommunicative."
Because the two men trusted each other implicitly, they felt they didnít need an official contract and instead had a tacit agreement on the deal. (unspoken, understood)
The city regulators gave us tacit approval to move forward on the project. An official approval will ensue. (assumed, implied)
There was a tacit understanding that our office would be closed between Christmas and New Year's. (implied, unspoken, assumed)
Jake was rather taciturn by nature, so we were all surprised when he made a toast at the party. (silent, uncommunicative, reserved)
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