Origin of conspicuous
Related formscon·spic·u·ous·ly, adverbcon·spic·u·ous·ness, con·spi·cu·i·ty [kon-spi-kyoo-i-tee] /ˌkɒn spɪˈkyu ɪ ti/, noun
Examples from the Web for conspicuous
The system is truck-mounted and road-mobile, as are the big and conspicuous radars that stood next to it on display.How China Will Track—and Kill—America’s Newest Stealth Jets|Bill Sweetman|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For Shaftel this kind of licentious behavior amounts to “conspicuous consumption disguised as urbanity.”Don’t Diss the Beauty of Brunch: Defending Our Favorite Meal|Tim Teeman|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Any list of his conspicuous qualities turns out to be a recitation of opposites.
As recently as a few years ago, buying and driving a hybrid was an exercise in conspicuous consumption.
It was a dizzying time, and Shaquille handled an array of new situations with conspicuous aplomb.
Her skeleton was long a conspicuous object, visited by ramblers on the Island.Toronto of Old|Henry Scadding
In this Clay was conspicuous, and Webster and Calhoun were his sympathetic allies.Expansion and Conflict|William E. Dodd
There are several buzzards and falcons and a few kites, but vultures are conspicuous by their absence.Letters from Mesopotamia|Robert Palmer
She could hardly fail to catch his eye, she was so conspicuous with bandages.Red Pepper's Patients|Grace S. Richmond
I raised mine to my shoulder, and pointing it toward a conspicuous savage, pulled the trigger.Bill Biddon, Trapper|Edward S. Ellis