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conspicuous

con·spic·u·ous

conspicuous

 
 
pronunciation:
kn spIk yu s
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: easily seen; noticeable.
There was a conspicuous lack of emotion shown at the man's funeral.Her distrust of him was conspicuous.The difference between this child's talent and that of the other students was conspicuous.
synonyms:
apparent, evident, manifest, noticeable, obvious, palpable, visible
antonyms:
inconspicuous, unobtrusive
similar words:
blatant, distinct, eminent, explicit, flagrant, glaring, observable, obtrusive, outstanding, overt, plain, prominent, pronounced, salient, striking, thick, well-defined
definition 2: attracting attention by exceptional or striking qualities; prominent.
The foreigners were conspicuous in this small Chinese village.Not wishing to be conspicuous, the students tended to conform in manner and dress.
synonyms:
prominent, striking
similar words:
distinguished, famous, imposing, impressive, notable, noteworthy, noticeable, obtrusive, public, remarkable, salient
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derivations: conspicuously (adv.), conspicuousness (n.)
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