Definition of tacitly in English:



  • In a way that is understood or implied without being directly stated.

    ‘the production company has tacitly encouraged the Internet phenomenon of fan films’
    ‘the truth that goes unspoken but is tacitly understood’
    • ‘Not taking legal action would mean tacitly accepting the decision of ministers.’
    • ‘She tacitly accepts his offer.’
    • ‘Tacitly, the land became private property.’
    • ‘He was tacitly agreeing that her talents were worthless.’
    • ‘He was tacitly encouraging him to act in this way.’
    • ‘Surely he has tacitly consented, despite his irresponsible attitude.’
    • ‘The people of the community tacitly withdraw their support.’
    • ‘By reconstructing her army life, she tacitly demonstrates women's equality with men.’
    • ‘A government official tacitly accepted that new tests are needed.’
    • ‘We still trudge off to work in the morning, tacitly accepting that we're stuck with whatever life deals us.’