Conspicuous

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Conspicuous \Con*spic"u*ous\, adjective [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}, adverb -- {Con*spic"u*ous*ness}, noun

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

conspicuous

adjective

1: obvious to the eye or mind; "a tower conspicuous at a great distance"; "wore conspicuous neckties"; "made herself conspicuous by her exhibitionistic preening" [ant: {inconspicuous}, {invisible}]

2: without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious; "blatant disregard of the law"; "a blatant appeal to vanity"; "a blazing indiscretion" [syn: {blatant}, {blazing}, {conspicuous}]


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