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conspicuousness Explained

Conspicuousness at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Conspicuous \Con*spic"u*ous\, a. [L. conspicuus, fr. conspicere
to get sight of, to perceive; con- + spicere, specere, to
look. See {Spy}]
1. Open to the view; obvious to the eye; easy to be seen;
plainly visible; manifest; attracting the eye.

It was a rock Of alabaster, piled up to the clouds,
Conspicious far. --Milton.

Conspicious by her veil and hood, Signing the cross,
the abbess stood. --Sir W.
Scott.

2. Obvious to the mental eye; easily recognized; clearly
defined; notable; prominent; eminent; distinguished; as, a
conspicuous excellence, or fault.

A man who holds a conspicuous place in the
political, ecclesiastical, and literary history of
England. --Macaulay.

Syn: Distinguished; eminent; famous; illustrious; prominent;
celebrated. See {Distinguished}. -- {Con*spic"u*ous*ly},
adv. -- {Con*spic"u*ous*ness}, n.

conspicuousness at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

conspicuousness
n 1: the state of being conspicuous
2: high visibility [ant: {inconspicuousness}]

conspicuousness at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Noun

Inter: en-noun » -
  • Openness or exposure to the view; a state of being clearly visible.
    1. The property of being clearly discernible by the mind; obviousness.
    2. Eminence; celebrity; renown.

      Antonyms

      * inconspicuousness

      Related terms

      * conspicuous

  • conspicuity

    References

    * Inter: R:Century 191 » 1

  • Translation: et » conspicuousness
    Translation: io » conspicuousness
    Translation: fi » conspicuousness
    Translation: te » conspicuousness
    Translation: vi » conspicuousness
    Translation: zh » conspicuousness