noticeable

[noh-ti-suh-buhl]
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

Synonyms for noticeable

Antonyms for noticeable

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Examples from the Web for unnoticeably

Historical Examples of unnoticeably

  • Anybody who does this even mildly and unnoticeably means harm to the person he is talking about.

  • The main body of the quilt was unnoticeably good, being a collection of faintly colored patches of correct construction.

  • The strange documents of the momentary and of the unnoticeably passing, originated at this time.

    Auguste Rodin

    Rainer Maria Rilke

  • Within the next fifteen minutes or so some other members of the family seemed to ooze in, unnoticeably.

  • He was human, intimate and eager, yet concentrated and impelling: he was quietly, unnoticeably drunk.


British Dictionary definitions for unnoticeably

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 unnoticeably

noticeable

adj.

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

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