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Meaning of CONSPICUOUS

Pronunciation:  kun'spikyoous

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  obvious to the eye or mind; "a tower conspicuous at a great distance"; "wore conspicuous neckties"; "made herself conspicuous by her exhibitionistic preening"
  2. [adj]  noticeable in an unpleasant way
  3. [adj]  inclined to flaunt; "conspicuous consumption"
  4. [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"
 

CONSPICUOUS is a 11 letter word that starts with C.

 

 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

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 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.

 
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