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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:
Noun1.conspicuousness - the state of being conspicuous
salience, saliency, strikingness - the state of being salient
2.conspicuousness - high visibility
noticeability, noticeableness, obviousness, patency - the property of being easy to see and understand
obtrusiveness - an unwelcome conspicuousness
strikingness, boldness - the quality of standing out strongly and distinctly
visibility, visibleness - quality or fact or degree of being visible; perceptible by the eye or obvious to the eye; "low visibility caused by fog"
inconspicuousness - the quality of being not easily seen
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n (of person, clothes, behaviour)Auffälligkeit f; (= visibility: of road signs etc) → deutliche Sichtbarkeit, Auffälligkeit f; (= obviousness: of lack of sympathy etc) → Deutlichkeit f


(kənˈspikjuəs) adjective
very noticeable. Her blond hair made her conspicuous in the crowd.
conˈspicuously adverb
conˈspicuousness noun
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This conspicuousness, aided by the characters of the host and hostess, gave the tavern an advantage over all its future competitors that no circumstances could conquer.
The awkwardness and conspicuousness of the artifice are enhanced by the fact that, although he used name actors, they do not have strong singing voices.
The shift occurred because Cervantes ceded to individuals who draw the spectators' attention with their shocking conspicuousness.
At the heart of every analysis over enforcement of an exculpatory clause lies the issue of conspicuousness of the language employed.
In conclusion, although the main criteria for designing vehicle lights are conspicuousness and differentiation between lights, the perception of headway appears to be an equally important design consideration for optimal vehicle lighting.
The higher level of abuse suffered by outwardly female gay men may be due partly to their conspicuousness.
It is tempting to see the entire exercise as a metaphor for Berlin - beneath the haughty Prussian exterior lies decadence and debauchery - but after all it is only a bank and the morphological conspicuousness of the conference spaces is perhaps as much to do with commercial viability as being vehicles of architectural imagination.
The shame she feels at such conspicuousness is unsurprising in a self-conscious teenager; however the savagery with which she responds to overhearing a woman remark that she might be pregnant is shocking in its naked aggression:
Despite the conspicuousness and permanence of the marks on her face, Cassandra remains a "mystery" to those who know and try to understand her.
Various behavioral mannerisms and other visible clues increase the social conspicuousness of the blind, including odd postures, rocking of the head or tilting it at odd angles, and touching objects in a groping manner, as well as distinctive paraphernalia, such as thick glasses, white canes, and guide dogs.
However, individuals may be unable to escape predators in some life stages, as when caring for young, due to both higher conspicuousness or decreased mobility (Magnhagen 1991 and references therein).
On the contrary, conspicuousness appeared to be part of the desired effect.