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She tried to slip into class inconspicuously.
  not easily noticed — typically of something that might be of interest, but that blends into the background
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inconspicuous inconspicuously
Strongly Associated with:   conspicuous
Standard prefix:  in- at the beginning of a word often means "not" as in incorrect or independent. So, inconspicuous means not conspicuous.
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  • She tried to slip into class inconspicuously.
  • She tends to sit in the corner inconspicuously, but when you talk with her she really shines.
  • Jean Louise was trying to behave inconspicuously.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • I inconspicuously reach for my schedule and fold it up tightly in my left hand.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed

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  • He and Risa turn their backs to the police car, ready to stride off inconspicuously toward the bus stop, but Lev is not with the program.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • I realized my maids had inconspicuously dismissed themselves at some point as well.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite
  • I asked, horrified, trying to think of an inconspicuous way to check my breath.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • I stood there alone, trying to be inconspicuous as I scanned the room.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • It was true that I wanted to be inconspicuous, but I felt uncomfortable at being so totally ignored.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • "Dying," he said, "but I’m trying to be inconspicuous."
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder

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  • She would just need to swim down the coastline and find a safe, inconspicuous place to sneak aground.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • Chaol only scowled at her— obviously, she hadn’t been that inconspicuous—but Dorian smiled.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • I hid in the back of the group, as I often did, trying to be inconspicuous, particularly since I had been pretending to be years older than I actually was.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • Far better, he decides, to keep one’s presence small, inconspicuous.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • I press my back to the wall of the stairwell, trying to make myself as inconspicuous as possible.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • Unlike the abandoned and withered small towns we had driven through in western Virginia, the nearby cities and their populations were still holding on, which meant there would be more folks on the road, and Betty, with her bullet holes and cracked windows, was not exactly inconspicuous.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • Jason wondered if Apollo had assumed this form to be inconspicuous, or to look pitiable to his father.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • I was torn between wanting to follow Jamie outside, and staying inconspicuously where I was.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • What I needed was something safe and inconspicuous.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • "Come on, Elena," Jorge says, trying to cover his nose inconspicuously but doing a poor job of it.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • The information he had gathered had led him to choose the name "Ford Prefect" as being nicely inconspicuous.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • This crossroads has to be large enough so the Ra’zac will be inconspicuous.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • With these attributes, however, he would not remain as inconspicuous as we wished him to: that year, the school buzzed with talk about him defending Tom Robinson, none of which was complimentary.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Jurgis had gone with the desire to get into an inconspicuous corner and see what was done; but this attitude of silent and open-eyed attention had marked him out for a victim.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • I could just follow you, inconspicuously.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • Keeping the secret meant a lot of things—living inconspicuously like the Cullens, moving on before humans could suspect they weren’t aging.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • When in enemy territory it’s best to blend in and look inconspicuous and/or stupid.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • Better to stay inconspicuous and let the humans have their stereotypes.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • In the village of Mukaihara, he tried to be as inconspicuous — as Japanese — as he could.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • Normally Glick would have made an effort to maintain an inconspicuous distance, but today he could barely keep up.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • He slipped into the nearest of them as inconspicuously as he could and prepared to frown at the yet later comers whenever they should arrive.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • He stayed between Hazel and Frank and tried to look inconspicuous.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • I saw the whole journey now, saw her and Jared’s and Jamie’s careful trek across the country, always by night in their inconspicuous stolen vehicle.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • I stand up and walk out into the hall, as inconspicuously as possible.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • "Oh, yeah," Grover said, trying not to bust out laughing, "you look completely inconspicuous now."
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan’s Curse
  • He was away for almost a year, hiding in hotel rooms, coming home once in a while to visit my mother and me, while guards stood around the house, inconspicuous, in the shadows.
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese
  • Josie slipped inconspicuously into the heart of them, because she looked like Courtney, too.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • It was important to get out of the neighborhood and into the white sector as quickly and inconspicuously as possible.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • We shuffled into line, trying to be inconspicuous.
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • Beyond the playground there was an inconspicuous chain link security fence, beyond that the wide, macadamized drive that led up to the hotel, and beyond that the valley itself, dropping away into the bright blue haze of afternoon.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • The McLure girls’ booth was inconspicuous, as Mrs. Merriwether had said, and there were long intervals when no one came to their corner and Scarlett had nothing to do but look enviously on the happy throng.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • About two years after her return from Spain there took place a series of inconspicuous events that had a great deal to tell about the inner life of the Marquesa.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • Though wearied, she would be inconspicuous.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • But in the Oblonskys’ household, as in all families indeed, there was one inconspicuous but most valuable and useful person, Marya Philimonovna.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • Toward eleven o’clock he approached the palace; and although a host of showy people were about him, moving in the same direction, he was not inconspicuous—his costume took care of that.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • How inconspicuous she felt herself by Paul’s side!
    Virginia Woolf  --  To the Lighthouse
  • Scarlett looked up, saw us, and smiled in a way that made me think I’d been right on in assuming she’d been hoping to leave inconspicuously.
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby
  • All four entrances to the Rotunda were closed with as inconspicuous a method of crowd control as Security had at its disposal—a velvet swag, an apologetic guard, and a sign that read THIS ROOM TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR CLEANING.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • She found a clear space at the far end of the room-length desk, boosted herself up, and attempted to appear inconspicuous.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • He wasn’t, quite yet, just another student passing through an Ivy League college But, with each passing month, he grows closer to feeling inconspicuous at Brown and at once-foreign ports of American life.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
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Associated words [difficulty]:   inconspicuous [3] , conspicuous [1] , conspicuous [1] , conspicuous consumption [8]
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