inconspicuous

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adjective in·con·spic·u·ous \ˌin-kən-ˈspi-kyə-wəs, -kyü-əs\

Definition of inconspicuous

  1. :  not readily noticeable

inconspicuously

adverb

inconspicuousness

noun

Examples of inconspicuous in a Sentence

  1. She tried to remain as inconspicuous as possible so that no one would see her there.

  2. left an inconspicuous scratch on the wall

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Origin and Etymology of inconspicuous

Latin inconspicuus, from in- + conspicuus conspicuous


INCONSPICUOUS Defined for English Language Learners

inconspicuous

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Definition of inconspicuous for English Language Learners

  • : not very easy to see or notice : not conspicuous


INCONSPICUOUS Defined for Kids

inconspicuous

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adjective in·con·spic·u·ous \ˌin-kən-ˈspi-kyə-wəs\

Definition of inconspicuous for Students

  1. :  not easily seen or noticed I hope the error is inconspicuous.

inconspicuously

adverb


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