conspicuous

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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.
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