Adjective "tacit" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Understood or implied without being stated.
  1. 'The informal system consists largely in tacit agreements and understandings.'
  2. 'Will they ever come to terms with what was done in their names and, for the most part, with their tacit approval?'
  3. 'It did so, first by claiming the right, and then by seeking the express or tacit support of other countries.'
  4. 'What goes on in these nations therefore occurs with tacit approval of Western nations.'
  5. 'There is tacit recognition of this fact within government circles.'
  6. 'The Promotion of Volunteering Bill has even gained the tacit support of the government.'
  7. 'Such rituals enable people to conduct business via tacit understandings.'
  8. 'Part of the tacit deal, on the evidence of yesterday's speech, is that he goes soft on Labour.'
  9. 'It is submitted that this represented no more than a tacit understanding between staff members.'
  10. 'The tacit admission reinforces the grimmest lesson of the American atrocities.'


1. understood without being openly expressed; implied: tacit approval.

2. silent; saying nothing: a tacit partner.

3. unvoiced or unspoken: a tacit prayer.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be tacit with senses."

"supports can be tacit."

"approvals can be tacit."

"agreements can be tacit."

"collusions can be tacit."

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Early 17th century (in the sense ‘wordless, noiseless’): from Latin tacitus, past participle of tacere ‘be silent’.