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Definitions for inconspicuous
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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Inconspicuousadjective

    Indiscernible; not perceptible by the sight.

    Etymology: in and conspicuous.

    When an excellent experimenter had taken pains in accurately filling up a tube of mercury, we found that yet there remained store of inconspicuous bubbles. Boyle.


  1. inconspicuous

    Inconspicuous refers to something or someone that does not attract attention or is not easily noticeable or distinguishable due to its plainness or subtlety. It describes anything that blends in with its surroundings or is not prominently displayed or highlighted.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inconspicuousadjective

    not conspicuous or noticeable; hardly discernible

  2. 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. Jill Lorenz:

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

  2. Raymond Chandler:

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

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