conspicuous


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Related to conspicuous: conspicuous by absence

con·spic·u·ous

 (kən-spĭk′yo͞o-əs)
adj.
1. Easy to notice; obvious: a conspicuous flaw in the construction.
2. Attracting attention, as by being unusual or remarkable; noticeable. See Synonyms at noticeable.

[From Latin cōnspicuus, from cōnspicere, to observe : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + specere, to look; see spek- in Indo-European roots.]

con·spic′u·ous·ly adv.
con·spic′u·ous·ness n.

conspicuous

(kənˈspɪkjʊəs)
adj
1. clearly visible; obvious or showy
2. attracting attention because of a striking quality or feature: conspicuous stupidity.
[C16: from Latin conspicuus, from conspicere to perceive; see conspectus]
conˈspicuously adv
conˈspicuousness, conspicuity n

con•spic•u•ous

(kənˈspɪk yu əs)

adj.
1. easily seen or noticed; readily observable.
2. attracting special attention, as by outstanding qualities.
[1535–45; < Latin conspicuus visible, conspicuous =conspic(ere) (see conspectus) + -uus deverbal adj. suffix; see -ous]
con•spic′u•ous•ly, adv.
con•spic′u•ous•ness, con•spi•cu•i•ty (ˌkɒn spɪˈkyu ɪ ti) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.conspicuous - obvious to the eye or mind; "a tower conspicuous at a great distance"; "wore conspicuous neckties"; "made herself conspicuous by her exhibitionistic preening"
indiscreet - lacking discretion; injudicious; "her behavior was indiscreet at the very best"
inconspicuous, invisible - not prominent or readily noticeable; "he pushed the string through an inconspicuous hole"; "the invisible man"
2.conspicuous - without any attempt at concealmentconspicuous - without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious; "blatant disregard of the law"; "a blatant appeal to vanity"; "a blazing indiscretion"
unconcealed - not concealed or hidden; "her unconcealed hostility poisoned the atmosphere"; "watched with unconcealed curiosity"

conspicuous

adjective obvious, clear, apparent, visible, patent, evident, manifest, noticeable, blatant, discernible, salient, perceptible, easily seen Her conspicuous lack of warmth confirmed that they were no longer friends.
obvious hidden, concealed, obscure, invisible, inconspicuous, imperceptible, unnoticeable, indiscernible

conspicuous

adjective
Readily attracting notice:
Idiom: sticking out like a sore thumb.
Translations
بارِز لِلنَّظَر، لافِت، باد لِلعَيان
nápadný
synligtydelig
áberandi
acīs krītošsuzkrītošs
opazen
dikkat çekengöze çarpan

conspicuous

[kənˈspɪkjʊəs]
A. ADJ
1. (= attracting attention) [clothes] → llamativo; [person, behaviour] → que llama la atención; [notice, attempt] → visible
to be conspicuous by one's/its absencebrillar por su ausencia
I felt conspicuous in that ridiculous outfitvestido de aquella manera tan ridícula tenía la impresión de que todo el mundo me miraba or tenía la impresión de ser el objeto de atención
I left the keys in a conspicuous placedejé las llaves en un lugar bien visible
to make o.s. conspicuousllamar la atención
2. (= noticeable) [bravery] → destacado, manifiesto; [difference] → manifiesto, notorio
he was conspicuous for his couragedestacaba por su valor
a conspicuous lack of sthuna carencia manifiesta de algo
the film was a conspicuous failure/successla película fue un fracaso/éxito rotundo
B. CPD conspicuous consumption N (Econ) → consumo m ostentoso

conspicuous

[kənˈspɪkjuəs] adj
(= noticeable) [feature] → qui attire l'attention; [absence, lack] → flagrant(e); [success] → notable
to be conspicuous → se voir
Her freckles were more conspicuous than usual → Ses taches de rousseur se voyaient plus que d'habitude.
to make o.s. conspicuous → se faire remarquer
to be conspicuous by one's absence → briller par son absence
(= visible) [place] → bien en évidence

conspicuous

adj person, clothes, behaviourauffällig, auffallend; (= easily visible) road signsdeutlich sichtbar, auffällig; (= obvious) lack of sympathy etcdeutlich, offensichtlich, auffallend; (= outstanding) braverybemerkenswert, hervorragend; to be/make oneself conspicuousauffallen; to feel conspicuousden Eindruck haben aufzufallen; why don’t you put it in a more conspicuous position?warum stellen Sie es nicht irgendwohin, wo es eher auffällt?; to be/not to be conspicuous for somethingsich/sich nicht gerade durch etw auszeichnen; he was conspicuous by his absenceer glänzte durch Abwesenheit; he showed a conspicuous lack of tacter fiel durch sein mangelndes Taktgefühl (unangenehm) auf

conspicuous

[kənˈspɪkjʊəs] adj (person, behaviour) → che si fa notare; (clothes) → vistoso/a; (sign, notice) → ben visibile; (bravery, difference) → notevole, evidente
a conspicuous lack of sth → una notevole mancanza di qc
to make o.s. conspicuous → farsi notare
to be conspicuous by one's absence → brillare per la propria assenza

conspicuous

(kənˈspikjuəs) adjective
very noticeable. Her blond hair made her conspicuous in the crowd.
conˈspicuously adverb
conˈspicuousness noun

conspicuous

a. sobresaliente, señalado-a, conspicuo-a.
References in classic literature ?
In that large audience, that night, there were eight very conspicuous people.
When all this was done, and the army disciplined, and the herald Mouse had duly proclaimed war by challenging the Weasels, the newly chosen generals bound their heads with straws, that they might be more conspicuous to all their troops.
A conspicuous, and it is hope not unpleasant, feature of the book
As to temples for public worship, and the hall for the public tables of the chief magistrates, they ought to be built in proper places, and contiguous to each other, except those temples which the law or the oracle orders to be separate from all other buildings; and let these be in such a conspicuous eminence, that they may have every advantage of situation, and in the neighbourhood of that part of the city which is best fortified.
In particular, he led me to a remarkable pyramidical structure some three yards square at the base, and perhaps ten feet in height, which had lately been thrown up, and occupied a very conspicuous position.
Of course no good could come of this; and when, a few years later, poor Chivers finally died in a mad- house, his widow (draped in strange weeds) again pulled up stakes and departed with Ellen, who had grown into a tall bony girl with conspicuous eyes.
And since the nose is the central and most conspicuous of the features; and since it perhaps most modifies and finally controls their combined expression; hence it would seem that its entire absence, as an external appendage, must very largely affect the countenance of the whale.
I have set them in my window as the most conspicuous place possible, while on the floor I have placed a bench for my other flowers to stand on (since you are good enough to enrich me with such presents).
There are no features to this land, no conspicuous, far-famed landmarks for the eye; there is nothing so far down to tell you of the greatest agglomeration of mankind on earth dwelling no more than five and twenty miles away, where the sun sets in a blaze of colour flaming on a gold background, and the dark, low shores trend towards each other.
In this snow Palmer's trail from his lodging in the village to the back door of the Eckert house was conspicuous.
Most influential, however, for the time-being, was Lyly's style, which is the most conspicuous English example of the later Renaissance craze, then rampant throughout Western Europe, for refining and beautifying the art of prose expression in a mincingly affected fashion.
A small uninitated airship could be hidden in a railway shed, in a village street, in a wood; a flying machine is even less conspicuous.