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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.conspicuously - in a manner tending to attract attention; "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; "he had entered the room inconspicuously"
2.conspicuously - in a prominent way; "the new car was prominently displayed in the driveway"
بِصورَة بارِزَه، بِصورَة لافِتَه
göze çarpar şekilde


[kənˈspɪkjʊəslɪ] ADV
1. (= so as to attract attention) [behave, act] → de modo que llama la atención; [dressed] → de forma muy llamativa
2. (= noticeably) [worried, uncomfortable, embarrassed] → visiblemente
to be conspicuously absentbrillar por su ausencia
he has remained conspicuously silent on the issuede forma ostensible, ha guardado silencio respecto al asunto
she had been conspicuously successfulobtuvo un éxito rotundo
they have conspicuously failed to solve the problemes muy evidente que no han conseguido resolver el problema


(= prominently)gut sichtbar
(= noticeably) silent, uneasyauffällig, auffallend; successfulbemerkenswert; to be conspicuously lacking in somethingetw offenkundig nicht haben; to be conspicuously absent (person)durch Abwesenheit glänzen; the government has conspicuously failed to intervenees wurde übel vermerkt, dass die Regierung nicht eingegriffen hat


[kənˈspɪkjʊəslɪ] adv (behave) → in modo da farsi notare; (successful) → notevolmente; (dressed) → vistosamente


(kənˈspikjuəs) adjective
very noticeable. Her blond hair made her conspicuous in the crowd.
conˈspicuously adverb
conˈspicuousness noun
References in classic literature ?
It was not against the possible re-entrance of Miss Jessel on the scene that she protested-- it was conspicuously and passionately against mine.
Next: how shall we define the whale, by his obvious externals, so as conspicuously to label him for all time to come?
She wore a muslin dress, conspicuously white, and a stiff little veil coming to her shoulders.
Not a soul was in sight, all the hands being employed in the fields; but, as the barn stood conspicuously and plainly square across the road, it was evident that their journey in that direction had reached a decided finale.
The most conspicuously situated lady in that massed flower-bed of feminine show and finery inclined her head by way of assent, and then the spokesman of the prisoners delivered himself and his fellows into her hands for free pardon, ransom, captivity, or death, as she in her good pleasure might elect; and this, as he said, he was doing by command of Sir Kay the Senes- chal, whose prisoners they were, he having vanquished them by his single might and prowess in sturdy conflict in the field.
That is the merit which is most loudly praised in the old picture, and is the one which the copy most conspicuously lacks, and which the copyist must not hope to compass.
To his left, back of the rows of citizens, was a spacious temporary platform upon which were seated the scholars who were to take part in the exercises of the evening; rows of small boys, washed and dressed to an intolerable state of discomfort; rows of gawky big boys; snowbanks of girls and young ladies clad in lawn and muslin and conspicuously conscious of their bare arms, their grand- mothers' ancient trinkets, their bits of pink and blue ribbon and the flowers in their hair.
He taught certain uncouth lads, when they were of an age to enter society, the intricacies of contra dances, or the steps of the schottische and mazurka, and he was a marked figure in all social assemblies, though conspicuously absent from town-meetings and the purely masculine gatherings at the store or tavern or bridge.
She was conspicuously less in height, her hair was rather bright red than golden, and her face had more meanings than the faces of her fellows.
Now one of the instances in which this knight most conspicuously showed his prudence, worth, valour, endurance, fortitude, and love, was when he withdrew, rejected by the Lady Oriana, to do penance upon the Pena Pobre, changing his name into that of Beltenebros, a name assuredly significant and appropriate to the life which he had voluntarily adopted.
He coveted, besides, a measure of consideration from his masters and his fellow-pupils, and he had no desire to fail conspicuously in the external parts of life.
We saw in this a way of smoothing matters, so at Fundu, where the Bistritza runs into the Sereth, we got a Roumanian flag which we now fly conspicuously.