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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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“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|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