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
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.
The document traces interference efforts that began with inconspicuous probes of U.S. electoral systems in early 2014, carried through the election, and may still be underway.
Dacula is probably the state’s most inconspicuous No.
Christian Hartmann / Reuters The tallest animal in the world is surprisingly inconspicuous.
Where modern interventions were needed, they were made as inconspicuous and respectful as possible.
How about an inconspicuous timepiece that's almost invisible, yet has nowhere to hide?
The tool itself is a lot smaller and inconspicuous and can be a bit more subtle.
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Origin and Etymology of inconspicuous
Latin inconspicuus, from in- + conspicuus conspicuous
First Known Use: circa 1828
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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