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 ?
Physically they were almost a race apart, and out-of-door work had given them a vigour which, when they got over their first shyness on coming to town, developed into a positive carriage and freedom of movement, and made them conspicuous among Black Hawk women.
The Colonel, with little sense of humor and of the fitness of things, related a somber episode of those dark and bitter days, in which he had acted a conspicuous part and always formed a central figure.
The ill-assorted and injudicious attire of the individual only served to render his awkwardness more conspicuous.
Unknowingly, he laughed, and found himself as conspicuous as though he had appeared suddenly in his night-clothes.
But in the places where it isn't faded and where the sun is just so--I can see a strange, provoking, formless sort of figure, that seems to skulk about behind that silly and conspicuous front design.
Conspicuous among the dusty passengers, the two pretty and youthful faces of the daughters of Philip Carr, mining superintendent and engineer, looked from the windows with no little anxiety towards their future home in the straggling settlement below, that occasionally came in view at the turns of the long zigzagging road.
A moment afterwards, the train--with all the life of its interior, amid which Clifford had made himself so conspicuous an object--was gliding away in the distance, and rapidly lessening to a point which, in another moment, vanished.
His son, too, inherited the persecuting spirit, and made himself so conspicuous in the martyrdom of the witches, that their blood may fairly be said to have left a stain upon him.
It was conspicuous of course in Miles in particular that he appeared to wish to show how easily he could let me down.
In one of the mighty triumphs given to a Roman general upon his entering the world's capital, the bones of a whale, brought all the way from the Syrian coast, were the most conspicuous object in the cymballed procession.
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.
It was like a wonderful poem to him, and he took it all in guilelessly--even to the conspicuous signs demanding immaculate cleanliness of the employees.