[ kuhn-spik-yoo-uhs ]
/ kənˈspɪk yu əs /
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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.
OTHER WORDS FOR conspicuous
1 manifest, noticeable, clear, marked, salient.
2 prominent, striking, noteworthy.
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Origin of conspicuous
First recorded in 1535–45; from Latin conspicuus “clearly seen, visible,” equivalent to conspic(ere) “to see, catch sight of” + -uus adjective suffix; see also conspectus;cf. contiguous, continuous, -ous
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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How to use conspicuous in a sentence
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Mr. Menpes, by being intentionally simple, has arrived at notable conspicuity.Picture Posters|Charles Hiatt
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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