Definitions for: Conspicuous


[adj] obvious to the eye or mind; "a tower conspicuous at a great distance"; "wore conspicuous neckties"; "made herself conspicuous by her exhibitionistic preening"
[adj] noticeable in an unpleasant way
[adj] inclined to flaunt; "conspicuous consumption"
[adj] without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious; "open disregard of the law"; "open family strife"; "open hostility"; "a blatant appeal to vanity"; "a blazing indiscretion"



Webster (1913) Definition: Con*spic"u*ous, a. [L. conspicuus, fr. conspicere
to get sight of, to perceive; con- + spicere, specere, to
look. See Spy]
1. Open to the view; obvious to the eye; easy to be seen;
plainly visible; manifest; attracting the eye.

It was a rock Of alabaster, piled up to the clouds,
Conspicious far. --Milton.

Conspicious by her veil and hood, Signing the cross,
the abbess stood. --Sir W.
Scott.

2. Obvious to the mental eye; easily recognized; clearly
defined; notable; prominent; eminent; distinguished; as, a
conspicuous excellence, or fault.

A man who holds a conspicuous place in the
political, ecclesiastical, and literary history of
England. --Macaulay.

Syn: Distinguished; eminent; famous; illustrious; prominent;
celebrated. See Distinguished. -- Con*spic"u*ous*ly,
adv. -- Con*spic"u*ous*ness, n.

Synonyms: attention-getting, big, blatant, blazing, bold, crying(a), egregious, exhibitionist(a), exhibitionistic, eye-catching, featured, flagrant, flaunty, glaring, gross, in evidence, large, marked, noticeable, obtrusive, obvious, open, ostentatious, outstanding, pretentious, prominent, rank, salient, spectacular, striking, unconcealed, visible

Antonyms: inconspicuous, invisible

See Also: indiscreet

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