What does conspicuous mean?
Definitions for conspicuous
kənˈspɪk yu əscon·spic·u·ous
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word conspicuous.
obvious to the eye or mind
"a tower conspicuous at a great distance"; "wore conspicuous neckties"; "made herself conspicuous by her exhibitionistic preening"
blatant, blazing, conspicuousadjective
without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious
"blatant disregard of the law"; "a blatant appeal to vanity"; "a blazing indiscretion"
Obvious or easy to notice.
He was conspicuous by his absence.
Noticeable or attracting attention, especially if unattractive.
He had a conspicuous lump on his forehead.
Etymology: From conspicuus, from conspicere, from con- + specere
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: conspicuus, Latin.
Or come I less conspicuous? Or what change
Absents thee? John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. x. l. 107.
He attributed to each of them that virtue which he thought most conspicuous in them. John Dryden, Juven. Dedication.
Thy father’s merit points thee out to view,
And sets thee in the fairest point of light,
To make thy virtues or thy faults conspicuous. Joseph Addison, Cato.
The house of lords,
Conspicuous scene! Alexander Pope, Epist. of Horace.
open to the view; obvious to the eye; easy to be seen; plainly visible; manifest; attracting the eye
obvious to the mental eye; easily recognized; clearly defined; notable; prominent; eminent; distinguished; as, a conspicuous excellence, or fault
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kon-spik′ū-us, adj. clearly seen: visible to eye or mind: prominent.—ns. Conspicū′ity, Conspic′uousness.—adv. Conspic′uously. [L. conspicuus—conspicĕre—con, inten., spicĕre, to look.]
striking: easily seen at a glance.
The numerical value of conspicuous in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of conspicuous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of conspicuous in a Sentence
The gap between ideals and actualities, between dreams and achievements, the gap that can spur strong men to increased exertions, but can break the spirit of others -- this gap is the most conspicuous, continuous land mark in American history. It is conspicuous and continuous not because Americans achieve little, but because they dream grandly. The gap is a standing reproach to Americans; but it marks them off as a special and singularly admirable community among the world's peoples.
If conquerors be regarded as the engine-drivers of History, then the conquerors of thought are perhaps the pointsmen who, less conspicuous to the traveler's eye, determine the direction of the journey.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest:
I would anticipate in the days ahead that you'll see more of a conspicuous, concerted effort on the part of the U.S. government to communicate with the American people about the risks of this virus and the steps that they can take to protect themselves.
Conspicuous consumption of valuable goods is a means of reputability to the gentleman of leisure.
Conspicuous weakness in exports...reflected a rapid decrease in car shipments due to production cuts, forced by semiconductors and other parts’ shortage.
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- забележим, очевиден, биещ на очиBulgarian
- انگشت نماPersian
- voyant, qui attire l'attention, qui se remarque aisément, remarquable, visibleFrench
- szembetűnő, nyilvánvaló, feltűnőHungarian
- 젠체하다, 눈에띄다, 뽐내다Korean
- kanapa, tioriMāori
- opvallend, afzichtelijkDutch
- rażący, zauważalny, widoczny, rzucający się w oczy, niezwykłyPolish
- saliente, conspícuo, proeminentePortuguese
- заметный, очевидный, выделяющийсяRussian
- uppenbar, påfallande, slående, iögonfallande, markantSwedish
- göze çarpanTurkish
- dễ thấyVietnamese
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