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conspicuous


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Conspicuous  \Con*spic"u*ous\,  a.  [L.  conspicuus,  fr  conspicere 
  to  get  sight  of  to  perceive;  con-  +  spicere,  specere  to 
  look  See  {Spy}] 
  1.  Open  to  the  view;  obvious  to  the  eye;  easy  to  be  seen; 
  plainly  visible;  manifest;  attracting  the  eye. 
 
  It  was  a  rock  Of  alabaster,  piled  up  to  the  clouds, 
  Conspicious  far  --Milton. 
 
  Conspicious  by  her  veil  and  hood,  Signing  the  cross, 
  the  abbess  stood.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  2.  Obvious  to  the  mental  eye;  easily  recognized;  clearly 
  defined;  notable;  prominent;  eminent;  distinguished;  as  a 
  conspicuous  excellence,  or  fault. 
 
  A  man  who  holds  a  conspicuous  place  in  the 
  political,  ecclesiastical,  and  literary  history  of 
  England.  --Macaulay. 
 
  Syn:  Distinguished;  eminent;  famous;  illustrious;  prominent; 
  celebrated.  See  {Distinguished}.  --  {Con*spic"u*ous*ly}, 
  adv  --  {Con*spic"u*ous*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  conspicuous 
  adj  1:  obvious  to  the  eye  or  mind;  "a  tower  conspicuous  at  a  great 
  distance";  "wore  conspicuous  neckties";  "made  herself 
  conspicuous  by  her  exhibitionistic  preening"  [syn:  {obvious}] 
  [ant:  {inconspicuous}] 
  2:  without  any  attempt  at  concealment;  completely  obvious; 
  "open  disregard  of  the  law";  "open  family  strife";  "open 
  hostility";  "a  blatant  appeal  to  vanity";  "a  blazing 
  indiscretion"  [syn:  {blatant},  {blazing},  {open}] 
  3:  inclined  to  flaunt;  "conspicuous  consumption"  [syn:  {flaunty}] 
  4:  noticeable  in  an  unpleasant  way 




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