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[ in-kuhn-spik-yoo-uhs ]


  1. not conspicuous, noticeable, or prominent.

    Synonyms: unostentatious, unnoticeable, unobtrusive


/ ˌɪnkənˈspɪkjʊəs /


  1. not easily noticed or seen; not prominent or striking

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Derived Forms

  • ˌinconˈspicuousness, noun
  • ˌinconˈspicuously, adverb

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Other Words From

  • incon·spicu·ous·ly adverb
  • incon·spicu·ous·ness noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of inconspicuous1

From the Latin word inconspicuus, dating back to 1615–25. See in- 3, conspicuous

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Example Sentences

So be sure to check the dimensions of a new vacuum to make sure that you can stash the cleaner somewhere inconspicuous and out of the way.

This vac also comes with a crevice tool that helps you refresh all the inconspicuous areas in your home, like under the couch or on top of the fridge, plus a brush for tough messes.

You want the outdoor door to be as inconspicuous as possible.

If you’re looking for an inconspicuous, minimalistic design, the Charge 5 may not be the one for you.

The more inconspicuous the British made their presence, the more Iraqis grew justifiably paranoid about the true extent of their independence.

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On Costa Rica Street, in Palermo Soho, there is an inconspicuous black gate.

It looks inconspicuous enough on the outside with an ordinary gate and dun-colored walls, which blend with the surrounding houses.

But Kate is nice and quiet and inconspicuous, whereas Chelsy is loud and brash and stands out.

Use hardcover books—you can remove the dust jacket, giving it a nice inconspicuous look, not unlike a prayer book.

The piece begins with a wooden barn door pierced with two inconspicuous peepholes.

Taking the trouble to keep at a distance, to make himself inconspicuous, seemed almost wasted effort.

Her progress through the house was so inconspicuous and casual that no one noticed her especially.

Consumers stood gray and inconspicuous behind the two rows of uniformed men, silent, unsmiling, like onlookers at an accident.

Until then he had been an inconspicuous unit in the life of the community.

Gray and inconspicuous in coloring, we all know him in the cage; but how different in freedom!


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