[in-kuh n-spik-yoo-uh s]
- not conspicuous, noticeable, or prominent.
Origin of inconspicuous
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unnoticeable, unobtrusive, unostentatious.
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Examples from the Web for inconspicuous
On Costa Rica Street, in Palermo Soho, there is an inconspicuous black gate.The Secret Speakeasies of Buenos Aires
February 25, 2014
But Kate is nice and quiet and inconspicuous, whereas Chelsy is loud and brash and stands out.Chelsy Davy, Prince Harry's Hard-Partying Royal Wedding Date
April 26, 2011
The piece begins with a wooden barn door pierced with two inconspicuous peepholes.Marcel Duchamp's Secret Masterpiece
August 28, 2009
He remained reserved, retiring, inconspicuous, and puzzling to our understanding.The Fortune Hunter
Louis Joseph Vance
He went to a small and inconspicuous closet and armed himself.Pariah Planet
There can be but one reason for this; the bird is inconspicuous.
Now we know they existed, but they were small and inconspicuous.
Flowers small, 4-parted, inconspicuous, in clusters in the axils of the leaves.Trees of the Northern United States
Austin C. Apgar
- not easily noticed or seen; not prominent or striking
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Word Origin and History for inconspicuous
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