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2 results for conspicuously
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. in a manner tending to attract attention; "there have been plenty of general declarations about willingness to meet and talk, but conspicuously no mention of time and place"
    Antonym(s): inconspicuously
  2. in a prominent way; "the new car was prominently displayed in the driveway"
    Synonym(s): prominently, conspicuously
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Conspicuous \Con*spic"u*ous\, a. [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.
      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},
               adv. -- {Con*spic"u*ous*ness}, n.
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