The definition of conspicuous is something that is obvious or easy to see.adjective
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- easy to see or perceive; obvious: a conspicuous billboard
- attracting attention by being unexpected, unusual, outstanding, or egregious; striking: conspicuous bravery, conspicuous folly
Origin: L conspicuus, open to view < conspicere, to look at, observe < com-, intens. + specere, see: see spy
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- 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