conspicuous
[ kuhn-spik-yoo-uhs ]
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Part of Speechadjective, adjectiveOrigin + Etymology
Mid-16th century; from the Latin conspicuous, from conspicere "look at attentively," from con- (expressing intensive force] + spicere "look at") + -ous
Synonyms
adjective
apparentdiscernibledistinctevident
adjective
noticeableremarkableeye-catchingriveting
Antonyms
adjective
hiddenindistinctinvisibleunnoticeable
adjective
unnoticeableblandboring
Definition
adjectiveeasily seen or noticed; readily visible or observable
adjectiveattracting special attention, as by outstanding qualities or eccentricities
Examples
adjectiveA) She acted in as conspicuous a manner as possible, which she hoped would distract the authorities. B) Bob tried not to be conspicuous as he snuck out of his house.
adjectiveA) Her conspicuous fashion choices made her stand out from the crowd. B) He had a charm that made him conspicuous in the art crowd.
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