Definition of conspicuous adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

conspicuous

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//kənˈspɪkyuəs//
 
 
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  • easy to see or notice; likely to attract attention Mary's red hair always made her conspicuous at school. I felt very conspicuous in my new car. The advertisements were all posted in a conspicuous place. The event was a conspicuous success (= a very great one). Bay windows are a conspicuous feature of his architecture. opposite inconspicuous
  • Idioms
    conspicuous by your absence
     
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    not present in a situation or place, when it is obvious that you should be there When it came to cleaning up afterward, Anne was conspicuous by her absence.
    conspicuously
     
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    adverb Women were conspicuously absent from the planning committee.
    conspicuousness
     
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    noun [uncountable]
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: conspicuous