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Definition 1: obvious to the eye or mind - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where conspicuous or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a tower conspicuous at a great distance
  • wore conspicuous neckties
  • made herself conspicuous by her exhibitionistic preening

(conspicuous is similar to ...) made a feature or highlight; given prominence

"a featured actor" "a featured item at the sale"

(conspicuous is similar to ...) seizing the attention

"eye-catching posters"

(conspicuous is similar to ...) conspicuous in position or importance

"a big figure in the movement" "big man on campus" "he's very large in financial circles" "a prominent citizen"

(conspicuous is similar to ...) clear and distinct

"bold handwriting" "a figure carved in bold relief" "a bold design"

(conspicuous is similar to ...) conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible

"a crying shame" "an egregious lie" "flagrant violation of human rights" "a glaring error" "gross ineptitude" "gross injustice" "rank treachery"

(conspicuous is similar to ...) having a quality that thrusts itself into attention

"an outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom" "a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book" "salient traits" "a spectacular rise in prices" "a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center" "a striking resemblance between parent and child"

(conspicuous is similar to ...) clearly to be seen

"they were much in evidence during the fighting" "she made certain that her engagement ring was in evidence"

(conspicuous is similar to ...) singled out for notice or especially for a dire fate

"a marked man"

(means also ...) lacking discretion; injudicious

"her behavior was indiscreet at the very best"

(... are attributes of conspicuous) high visibility

Definition 2: without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where conspicuous or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • blatant disregard of the law
  • a blatant appeal to vanity
  • a blazing indiscretion

Synonyms for conspicuous in the sense of this definition

(conspicuous is similar to ...) not concealed or hidden

"her unconcealed hostility poisoned the atmosphere" "watched with unconcealed curiosity"

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