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 Dictionary entry overview: What does conspicuously mean? 

  The adverb CONSPICUOUSLY has 2 senses:

1. in a manner tending to attract attention
2. in a prominent way

  Familiarity information: CONSPICUOUSLY used as an adverb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1conspicuously [BACK TO TOP]


In a manner tending to attract attention

Context example:

there have been plenty of general declarations about willingness to meet and talk, but conspicuously no mention of time and place


inconspicuously (in a manner intended to avoid attracting attention)


conspicuous (without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious)

Sense 2conspicuously [BACK TO TOP]


In a prominent way


prominently; conspicuously

Context example:

the new car was prominently displayed in the driveway


conspicuous (obvious to the eye or mind)

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