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inconspicuous Explained

inconspicuous at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


inconspicuous at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1624, "invisible," from L.L. inconspicuus, from in- "not" + L. conspicuus (see conspicuous). Sense of "not readily seen or noticed" first recorded 1828. ///

inconspicuous at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj not easily seen or noticed// → conspicuous// --an inconspicuous little restaurant// --She stood by the wall, trying to look inconspicuous .// -- inconspicuously adv //

inconspicuous at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

45 Moby Thesaurus words for "inconspicuous":
blear, bleared, bleary, blurred, blurry, confused, dark, dim,
discreet, faint, feeble, filmy, foggy, fuzzy, half-seen,
half-visible, hazy, ill-defined, indefinite, indistinct,
indistinguishable, insignificant, low-profile, merely glimpsed,
misty, modest, obscure, out of focus, pale, semivisible, shadowy,
unassuming, uncertain, unclear, undefined, undistinguished,
unemphatic, unnoticeable, unnoticed, unobtrusive, unostentatious,
unplain, unrecognizable, vague, weak

inconspicuous at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Invisibility): invisible, imperceptible, indiscernible, unapparent, non-apparent, out of sight, behind the scenes, inconspicuous, unseen, covert, latent, eclipsed, mysterious, dark, obscure, confused, indistinct, indistinguishable, shadowy, indefinite, undefined, ill-defined.

inconspicuous at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

not attracting attention; not easy to notice:
She tried to look as inconspicuous as possible.
inconspicuously adverb:
to stay inconspicuously in the background

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

Inconspicuous \In`con*spic"u*ous\, a. [L. inconspicuus. See
{In-} not, and {Conspicuous}.]
Not conspicuous or noticeable; hardly discernible. --
{In`con*spic"u*ous*ly}, adv. -- {In`con*spic"u*ous*ness}, n.

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

adj : not prominent or readily noticeable; "he pushed the string
through an inconspicuous hole"; "the invisible man"
[syn: {invisible}] [ant: {conspicuous}]

inconspicuous at English (WD) Of Explained:



First attested circa Category: w - :17th century|17th century, from Inter: etyl » LL. inconspicuus, from in-, "not" + Inter: etyl » la conspicuus, "conspicuous." Modern sense of "not easily noticeable" is from Category: w - :1828|1828.


* Inter: enPR » ĭn'kən-spĭkʹyo͞o-əs, Inter: IPA » /ˌɪn.kənˈspɪk.ju.əs/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /%In.k@n"spIk.ju.@s/


Inter: en-ad » j
  • Not prominent or easily noticeable
    1. 2004, Category: w - :Shell Oil Company|Shell Oil Company, Lets Collect Rocks and Shells'', Kessinger Publishing Co., page 9,
    2. : Approaching danger, whether from octopus, fish or man, arouses caution in a small mollusk and it becomes as inconspicuous as it can.


      * invisible


      * conspicuous

      Related terms

      * inconspicuousness


      Inter: trans-top » not prominent or easily noticeable

  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|nenápadný|m
  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|onopvallend
  • Finnish: huomiota herättämätön, huomaamaton
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|unauffällig
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|upåfallende

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Polish: niepozorny {{m}}, nierzucający się w oczy
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|незаметный
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|disimulado, Inter: t+ » es|desapercibido
    • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|oansenlig, Inter: t+ » sv|diskret, Inter: t+ » sv|tillbakadragen, Inter: t- » sv|undangömd, Inter: t- » sv|fördold, Inter: t+ » sv|dold, Inter: t- » sv|förstulen

    Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * obscure
  • unnoticeable

  • Translation: de » inconspicuous
    Translation: et » inconspicuous
    Translation: fa » inconspicuous
    Translation: fr » inconspicuous
    Translation: ko » inconspicuous
    Translation: io » inconspicuous
    Translation: kn » inconspicuous
    Translation: my » inconspicuous
    Translation: pl » inconspicuous
    Translation: ta » inconspicuous
    Translation: vi » inconspicuous
    Translation: zh » inconspicuous