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 Dictionary entry overview: What does conspicuous mean? 

CONSPICUOUS (adjective)
  The adjective CONSPICUOUS has 2 senses:

1. obvious to the eye or mind
2. without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious

  Familiarity information: CONSPICUOUS used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

CONSPICUOUS (adjective)

Sense 1conspicuous [BACK TO TOP]


Obvious to the eye or mind

Context examples:

a tower conspicuous at a great distance / wore conspicuous neckties / made herself conspicuous by her exhibitionistic preening


featured (made a feature or highlight; given prominence)

attention-getting; eye-catching (seizing the attention)

big; large; prominent (conspicuous in position or importance)

bold (clear and distinct)

crying; egregious; flagrant; glaring; gross; rank (conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible)

in evidence (clearly to be seen)

marked (singled out for notice or especially for a dire fate)

outstanding; prominent; salient; spectacular; striking (having a quality that thrusts itself into attention)


indiscreet (lacking discretion; injudicious)


conspicuousness (high visibility)


inconspicuous (not prominent or readily noticeable)

Sense 2conspicuous [BACK TO TOP]


Without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious


blatant; conspicuous; blazing

Context examples:

blatant disregard of the law / a blatant appeal to vanity / a blazing indiscretion


unconcealed (not concealed or hidden)

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