Definition of inconspicuous adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌɪnkənˈspɪkjuəs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪnkənˈspɪkjuəs//
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not attracting attention; not easy to notice She tried to look as inconspicuous as possible. These small birds have a dull brown coat which makes them inconspicuous. opposite conspicuous Word Originearly 17th cent. (in the sense ‘invisible, indiscernible’): from Latin inconspicuus (from in- ‘not’ + conspicuus ‘clearly visible’) + -ous.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: inconspicuous