Antonyms for tacit

Grammar : Adj
Spell : tas-it
Phonetic Transcription : ˈtæs ɪt

Definition of tacit

Origin :
  • c.1600, from French tacite, from Latin tacitus "that is passed over in silence, done without words, assumed, silent," prop. past participle of tacere "to be silent," from PIE root *tak- "to be silent" (cf. Gothic þahan, Old Norse þegja "to be silent," Old Norse þagna "to grow dumb," Old Saxon thagian, Old High German dagen "to be silent"). The musical instruction tacet is the 3rd person present singular of the Latin verb.
  • adj taken for granted; not said aloud
Example sentences :
  • We had by tacit consent begun to walk down the path toward the road.
  • Extract from : « In the Valley » by Harold Frederic
  • A far-spreading, tacit complicity had hitherto saved him from the police.
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola
  • Now you know this phrase is a tacit confession that all that has been said before is false.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • Her father, by a hundred tacit signs, rejected her affection.
  • Extract from : « Henry Dunbar » by M. E. Braddon
  • Her reliance on his secrecy, and his tacit acquiescence, increased his distress of mind.
  • Extract from : « Barnaby Rudge » by Charles Dickens
  • They accompanied him because he insisted upon it, and with a more than tacit protest.
  • Extract from : « The Law-Breakers » by Ridgwell Cullum
  • Most persons of ability meet in society with a kind of tacit appeal.
  • Extract from : « Essays, Second Series » by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • If it be so, what a number of tacit compacts there must be in the world!
  • Extract from : « The Phantom World » by Augustin Calmet
  • But can anything more strange be thought of than what is said of tacit compacts?
  • Extract from : « The Phantom World » by Augustin Calmet
  • He well understood the sort of tacit bargain that his mother had made with him.
  • Extract from : « St. Martin's Summer » by Rafael Sabatini

Synonyms for tacit

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