noticeable

[noh-ti-suh-buhl]
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adjective
  1. attracting notice or attention; capable of being noticed: a noticeable lack of interest.
  2. worthy or deserving of notice or attention; noteworthy: a book that is noticeable for its vivid historical background.

Origin of noticeable

First recorded in 1790–1800; notice + -able
Related formsno·tice·a·bil·i·ty, nounno·tice·a·bly, adverbun·no·tice·a·ble, adjectiveun·no·tice·a·ble·ness, nounun·no·tice·a·bly, adverb
Can be confusednotable noteworthy noticeable

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unnoticeable

adjective
  1. not easily seen or detected; imperceptible
Derived Formsunnoticeably, adverb

noticeable

adjective
  1. easily seen or detected; perceptiblethe stain wasn't noticeable
Derived Formsnoticeability, nounnoticeably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unnoticeable

noticeable

adj.

1796, "worthy of notice," from notice (n.) + -able. Meaning "capable of being noticed" is from 1809. Related: Noticeably.

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