Definition of inconspicuous
: not readily noticeable
Examples of inconspicuous in a Sentence
She tried to remain as inconspicuous as possible so that no one would see her there.
left an inconspicuous scratch on the wall
Recent Examples of inconspicuous from the Web
Diamond Jim and Mrs. Donna's, a stop along Alabama Highway 28, might look inconspicuous from the outside.
Clarke noted an inconspicuous metal rack with some fliers and applications for discount programs drooping over its edge.
Kooler Klub Price: $40.95 An inconspicuous 3-wood with a dispenser right in its head—stock up and enlist a caddy just to transport your covert full bar from hole to hole.
The flowers are tiny, inconspicuous and located in the middle of the four showy sepals.
At the urging of a neighbor, Nofisat visited Hello Lagos, a youth-friendly clinic tucked in an inconspicuous alleyway in the heart of one of Africa’s busiest cities.
On a Brooklyn Heights block, near a wine bar and an alehouse, the Binc is inconspicuous, its presence marked most boldly by a sandwich board.
And the question is transforming an inconspicuous intraparty affair into a consequential election that may affect more than 1.3 million unaffiliated voters.
A gas station just paces away from Pierce County’s law enforcement center might not be the most inconspicuous place for a drug deal, but prosecutors allege that’s just what a trio of teens did last week.
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Origin and Etymology of inconspicuous
Latin inconspicuus, from in- + conspicuus conspicuous
First Known Use: circa 1828See Words from the same year
INCONSPICUOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of inconspicuous for English Language Learners
: not very easy to see or notice : not conspicuous
INCONSPICUOUS Defined for Kids
Definition of inconspicuous for Students
: not easily seen or noticed I hope the error is inconspicuous.
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