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conspicuous

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of conspicuous

  1. 1 likely to attract attention the seven-foot-tall basketball player is conspicuous in any crowd Synonyms of conspicuous arresting, bodacious, bold, brilliant, catchy, commanding, noticeable, dramatic, emphatic, eye-catching, flamboyant, grabby, kenspeckle [chiefly Scottish], marked, noisy, prominent, pronounced, remarkable, showy, splashy, strikingWords Related to conspicuous detectable, discernible (also discernable), observable, perceptible, recognizable, visible; outstanding, salient; distinguished, eminent, impressive, notable, noteworthy; highlighted, spotlighted; flagrant, glaring, howling, screaming; flashy, garish, gaudy, glitzy, jazzy, loud, meretricious, swank (or swanky), tawdry; highfalutin (also hifalutin), ostentatious, pretentious; extravagant, fancy, florid, glittery, spectacular; opulent, ornate, overdone, overwrought; absorbing, engrossing, enthralling, fascinating, interesting, rivetingNear Antonyms of conspicuous subtle; concealed, hidden, shrouded; dim, faint, obscure; insignificant, undistinguished, unimportant; modest, unaffected, unassuming, unpretentious; conservative, plain, quiet, simple, understated; muted, restrained, subdued, subtle, toned-down, unflashyAntonyms of conspicuous inconspicuous, unemphatic, unflamboyant, unnoticeable, unobtrusive, unremarkable, unshowy

  2. 2 very noticeable especially for being incorrect or bad conspicuous bureaucratic waste that drives taxpayers crazy Synonyms of conspicuous blatant, egregious, flagrant, glaring, gross, obvious, patent, pronounced, rank, strikingWords Related to conspicuous arresting, clear, distinct, dramatic, emphatic, evident, eye-catching, marked, notable, noticeable, outstanding, plain, prominent, remarkable, salient, showy, splashy; absolute, arrant, downright, out-and-out, outright, sheer, stark, utter; detectable, discernible (also discernable), observable, perceptible, visible; abominable, atrocious, awful, deplorable, execrable, heinous, lousy, monstrous, outrageous, preposterous, shameful, shocking, terrible, wretchedNear Antonyms of conspicuous imperceptible, inconspicuous, unnoticeable, unobtrusive; inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant, slight, small, trifling, trivial; concealed, hidden, invisible

Synonym Discussion of conspicuous

noticeable, remarkable, prominent, outstanding, conspicuous, salient, striking mean attracting notice or attention. noticeable applies to something unlikely to escape observation.
    • a piano recital with no noticeable errors
remarkable applies to something so extraordinary or exceptional as to invite comment.
    • a film of remarkable intelligence and wit
prominent applies to something commanding notice by standing out from its surroundings or background.
    • a doctor who occupies a prominent position in the town
outstanding applies to something that rises above and excels others of the same kind.
    • honored for her outstanding contributions to science
conspicuous applies to something that is obvious and unavoidable to the sight or mind.
    • conspicuous bureaucratic waste
salient applies to something of significance that merits the attention given it.
    • the salient points of the speech
striking applies to something that impresses itself powerfully and deeply upon the observer's mind or vision.
    • the region's striking poverty


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