2. [syn: blatant, blazing, conspicuous]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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
Syn: Distinguished; eminent; famous; illustrious; prominent;
celebrated. See Distinguished. -- Con*spic"u*ous*ly,
adv. -- Con*spic"u*ous*ness, n.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: obvious to the eye or mind; "a tower conspicuous at a
great distance"; "wore conspicuous neckties"; "made
herself conspicuous by her exhibitionistic preening"
[ant: inconspicuous, invisible]
2: without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious;
"blatant disregard of the law"; "a blatant appeal to vanity";
"a blazing indiscretion" [syn: blatant, blazing,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
103 Moby Thesaurus words for "conspicuous":
appalling, apparent, arrant, arresting, astonishing, awe-inspiring,
awesome, blatant, bold, celebrated, clean-cut, clear,
clear as crystal, clear-cut, consequential, crystal-clear, defined,
definite, distinct, distinguished, egregious, eminent, esteemed,
estimable, evident, exceptional, extraordinary, fabulous,
fantastic, flagrant, flashy, formidable, garish, gaudy, glaring,
glorious, hanging out, illustrious, important, impressive,
in focus, in relief, in the foreground, in the limelight,
incontestable, incontrovertible, incredible, loud, lurid, manifest,
marked, marvelous, memorable, noble, notable, noteworthy,
noticeable, notorious, obtrusive, obvious, of mark, open-and-shut,
openhanded, ostensible, ostentatious, outstanding, palpable,
patent, perceptible, plain, pointed, prestigious, prominent,
pronounced, rare, remarkable, rememberable, reputable, salient,
showy, signal, significant, special, staring, stark-staring,
sticking out, striking, superior, tawdry, telling, to the front,
uncommon, unforgettable, unmistakable, unquestionable, unusual,
vivid, vulgar, well-defined, well-marked, well-pronounced,