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con•spic•u•ous /kənˈspɪkyuəs/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. easily seen or noticed; striking:an award for conspicuous bravery.
con•spic•u•ous•ly, adv. 
con•spic•u•ous•ness, con•spi•cu•i•ty /ˌkɑnspɪˈkyuɪti/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
con•spic•u•ous  (kən spikyo̅o̅ əs),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. easily seen or noticed; readily visible or observable:a conspicuous error.
  2. attracting special attention, as by outstanding qualities or eccentricities:He was conspicuous by his booming laughter.
con•spicu•ous•ly, adv. 
con•spicu•ous•ness, con•spi•cu•i•ty  (kon′spi kyo̅o̅i tē),USA pronunciation n. 
  • Latin conspicuus visible, conspicuous, equivalent. to conspic(ere) (see conspectus) + -uus deverbal adjective, adjectival suffix; compare contiguous, continuous, -ous
  • 1535–45
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged manifest, noticeable, clear, marked, salient.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged prominent, striking, noteworthy.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

conspicuous /kənˈspɪkjʊəs/ adj
  1. clearly visible; obvious or showy
  2. attracting attention because of a striking quality or feature: conspicuous stupidity
Etymology: 16th Century: from Latin conspicuus, from conspicere to perceive; see conspectus

conˈspicuously adv conˈspicuousness n



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