Understood or implied without being stated: your silence may be taken to mean tacit agreement
More example sentences
- The informal system consists largely in tacit agreements and understandings.
- The two main parties have become a cartel, operating a tacit understanding not to broach any important issue.
- The tacit understanding is that whatever else happens inside is a matter between consenting adults.
implicit, understood, implied, inferred, hinted, suggested, insinuated;
unspoken, unstated, undeclared, unsaid, unexpressed, unmentioned, unvoiced, silent, mute, wordless, not spelt out;
taken for granted, taken as read
Early 17th century (in the sense 'wordless, noiseless'): from Latin tacitus, past participle of tacere 'be silent'.
Words that rhyme with tacitbasset, facet, tacet
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