from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Easy to notice; obvious.
- adj. Attracting attention, as by being unusual or remarkable; noticeable. See Synonyms at noticeable.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Obvious or easy to notice.
- adj. Noticeable or attracting attention, especially if unattractive.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Open to the view; obvious to the eye; easy to be seen; plainly visible; manifest; attracting the eye.
- adj. Obvious to the mental eye; easily recognized; clearly defined; notable; prominent; eminent; distinguished.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Open to the view; catching the eye; easy to be seen; manifest.
- Obvious to the mind; readily attracting or forcing itself upon the attention; clearly or extensively known, perceived, or understood; striking.
- Hence Eminent; notable; distinguished: as, a man of conspicuous talents; a woman of conspicuous virtues.
- Synonyms Illustrious, eminent, celebrated, remarkable, marked, notable.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious
- adj. obvious to the eye or mind
From Latin cōnspicuus, from cōnspicere, to observe : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + specere, to look; see spek- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin conspicuus ("visible, striking"), from cōnspicere ("to notice"), from con- ("with, together") + specere ("to look at") (Wiktionary)