conspicuous | conspicuousness | conspicuity

Exam frequency

GRE

high

Banks

high

Civil Services

high

Meaning(s)

clearly visible

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conspicuous - obvious

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‘Conspicuous’ is used to describe somebody or something obvious to the eye or, by extension, attracting notice or attention, sometimes in a way that is not desired. The word may commonly be seen or heard in association with the idiom ‘conspicuous by (his/her) absence’.

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Synonyms evident
Antonyms concealed,obscure,imperceptible

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  1. I tried not to look conspicuous as I slipped out of the office and left work early.

  2. I remember Doug clearly because of the conspicuousness of his bleach blonde hair.

  3. Due to tighter regulation, traders in the financial sector are now operating with increased conspicuity.

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