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.
- con·spic·u·ous·ly, adverb
- con·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
“Eyes Wide Shut” meets abandoned mansion horror flick for the conspicuous consumption setFrench Laundry Launches $850-Per-Person Indoor Dining ‘Experience’ Fit for a Bond Villain | Eve Batey | September 3, 2020 | Eater
Mounting your monitor on an arm also makes your space easier to clean, and the result is an undeniably sleek and integrated look without the bulky, conspicuous factory base.The best monitor arms for desk-mounting your display | PopSci Commerce Team | August 26, 2020 | Popular-Science
Despite these conspicuous failures, climate change too is now being described with the rhetoric of warfare.Why female leaders are faring better than ‘wartime presidents’ against COVID-19 | matthewheimer | August 20, 2020 | Fortune
In terms of design, the skull core of the equipment was made from single sheet bronze, while the conspicuous apex was made separately and then tightly riveted to the main helmet.Know Your Ancient Greek Helmets: From Attic to Phrygian | Dattatreya Mandal | May 19, 2020 | Realm of History
Used primarily for ventilation purposes, this conspicuous aperture also allowed the entry of rainwater, which was then collected on the floor-based cavity known as the impluvium and then passed on to the underground cisterns for household usage.The Roman Domus (House): Architecture and Reconstruction | Dattatreya Mandal | April 8, 2020 | Realm of History
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 | THE 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 | THE 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.
The doctrine of international free trade, albeit the most conspicuous of its applications, was but one case under the general law.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
Here was none of the old-time stiffness of Capheaton, and there was a conspicuous absence of dead masters and their pupils.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
The movements which its active motion causes among the corpuscles render it conspicuous.
The more conspicuous characteristics of the blood in various diseases have been mentioned in previous sections.
Although all varieties are increased, the characteristic and conspicuous cell is the myelocyte.
British Dictionary definitions for conspicuous
clearly visible; obvious or showy
attracting attention because of a striking quality or feature: conspicuous stupidity
- conspicuously, adverb
- conspicuousness, noun
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