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ˌɪn kənˈspɪk yu əsin·con·spic·u·ous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inconspicuous, invisibleadjective

    not prominent or readily noticeable

    "he pushed the string through an inconspicuous hole"; "the invisible man"


  1. inconspicuousadjective

    Not prominent or easily noticeable

    Etymology: First attested circa 17th century, from inconspicuus, from in-, "not" + conspicuus, "conspicuous." Modern sense of "not easily noticeable" is from 1828.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inconspicuousadjective

    not conspicuous or noticeable; hardly discernible

    Etymology: [L. inconspicuus. See In- not, and Conspicuous.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Inconspicuous

    in-kon-spik′ū-us, adj. not conspicuous: scarcely discernible.—adv. Inconspic′uously.—n. Inconspic′uousness.


  1. Inconspicuous

    not attracting attention or quickly noticeable.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inconspicuous in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inconspicuous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of inconspicuous in a Sentence

  1. Raymond Chandler:

    He looked about as inconspicuous as a tarantula on a slice of angel food.

  2. Jill Lorenz:

    It’s so inconspicuous that I often have to point it out to people.

Images & Illustrations of inconspicuous

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    a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)
    • A. depend
    • B. observe
    • C. adventure
    • D. disturb

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