[ kuhn-spik-yoo-uhs ]
/ kənˈspɪk yu əs /
easily seen or noticed; readily visible or observable: a conspicuous error.
attracting special attention, as by outstanding qualities or eccentricities: He was conspicuous by his booming laughter.
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Origin of conspicuous
OTHER WORDS FROM conspicuouscon·spic·u·ous·ly, adverbcon·spic·u·ous·ness, con·spi·cu·i·ty [kon-spi-kyoo-i-tee], /ˌkɒn spɪˈkyu ɪ ti/, noun
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The young man and the pulpit are therefore preeminent in conspicuity.The Young Man and the World|Albert J. Beveridge
British Dictionary definitions for conspicuous
/ (kənˈspɪkjʊəs) /
clearly visible; obvious or showy
attracting attention because of a striking quality or featureconspicuous stupidity
Derived forms of conspicuousconspicuously, adverbconspicuousness, noun
Word Origin for conspicuous
C16: from Latin conspicuus, from conspicere to perceive; see conspectus
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