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Definition easily noticed — typically attracting attention such as by being large, flashy, or unusual
  • She tried not to look conspicuous as she slipped into class after the tardy bell.
conspicuous = easily noticed — typically attracting attention such as by being large, flashy, or unusual
  • She is the most conspicuous person on the President's cabinet. She is constantly interviewed on television.
  • She wears a conspicuous cross around her neck and never misses a chance to talk about Jesus.
  • a tower conspicuous at a great distance
  • I conspicuously rearranged the nubbins in my nose.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • conspicuously = in an easily noticed manner
  • Profound silence; silence so deep that even their breathings were conspicuous in the hush.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • conspicuous = attracting attention by being easily heard
  • I did not want to look conspicuous.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • conspicuous = easily noticed so as to attract attention
  • They came out and went back on to the path where the trees might possibly make them less conspicuous.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Voyage of the Dawn Trader
  • conspicuous = easily seen
  • I can see a strange, provoking, formless sort of figure, that seems to skulk about behind that silly and conspicuous front design.
    Charlotte Perkins Gilman  --  The Yellow Wallpaper
  • conspicuous = very noticeable (attention-attracting)
  • ...his talk was conspicuous for an eagerness to apply military similes to a very wide variety of matters.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • conspicuous = easily noticed
  • this group of rich and conspicuous people.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • conspicuous = prominent (easily noticed)
  • Anyway, you should never be conspicuous.
    Alexander Solzhenitsyn  --  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
  • conspicuous = easily noticed so as to attract attention
  • My tenderness of heart was even so conspicuous as to make me the jest of my companions.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Black Cat
  • conspicuous = easily noticed
  • He would have seen on Stone's desk the new textbook and bookmark, and on top of them, conspicuously perhaps, this letter.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • SJ was the only white player on his twelve-and-under AAU basketball team, and most of the black players were conspicuously poor.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • We all gathered around Angel, but then I remembered how conspicuous we were.
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • But the rest of the queen's men were conspicuous in their absence.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • Roscoe, who usually could not be prevented from greeting me with a full body attack, was conspicuously absent.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • It was conspicuous far to sea both on the east and west and might have been entered as a sailing mark upon the chart.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • When the old man's cough worsened, they would duck into a museum or café, careful to avoid places where they might be conspicuous.
    Tim O'Brien  --  Going After Cacciato

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