- The definition of conspicuous is something that is obvious or easy to see.
An example of conspicuous is a naked person on the field during a football game.
conspicuous definition by Webster's New World
- easy to see or perceive; obvious: a conspicuous billboard
- attracting attention by being unexpected, unusual, outstanding, or egregious; striking: conspicuous bravery, conspicuous folly
Origin: Classical Latin conspicuus, open to view ; from conspicere, to look at, observe ; from com-, intensive plush specere, see: see spy
conspicuous definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Easy to notice; obvious.
- Attracting attention, as by being unusual or remarkable; noticeable. See Synonyms at noticeable.
Origin: From Latin cōnspicuus, from cōnspicere, to observe : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + specere, to look; see spek- in Indo-European roots.
- con·spicˈu·ous·ly adverb
- con·spicˈu·ous·ness noun