Conspicuous meaning

kən-spĭk'yo͝o-əs
Easy to notice; obvious.

A conspicuous flaw in the construction.

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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.

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He was conspicuous by his absence.

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Easy to see or perceive; obvious.

A conspicuous billboard.

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Attracting attention by being unexpected, unusual, outstanding, or egregious; striking.

Conspicuous bravery, conspicuous folly.

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He had a conspicuous lump on his forehead.

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Attracting attention, as by being unusual or remarkable; noticeable.
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Origin of conspicuous

  • From Latin cōnspicuus from cōnspicere to observe com- intensive pref. com– specere to look spek- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin conspicuus (“visible, striking”), from cōnspicere (“to notice”), from con- (“with, together”) + specere (“to look at”)
    From Wiktionary