- The definition of conspicuously is something done openly, obviously or in a matter designed to be noticed and get attention.
When you make sure that everyone is watching you as you go to the cookie jar and take a cookie, this is an example of a time when you conspicuously take a cookie.
(comparative more conspicuously, superlative most conspicuously)
conspicuous + -ly
Variant of conspicuous
- easy to see or perceive; obvious: a conspicuous billboard
- attracting attention by being unexpected, unusual, outstanding, or egregious; striking: conspicuous bravery, conspicuous folly
Origin of conspicuousClassical Latin conspicuus, open to view ; from conspicere, to look at, observe ; from com-, intensive + specere, see: see spy