Definitions

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  • adj. Not conspicuous; inconspicuous

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Inconspicuous.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ conspicuous

Examples

  • I must say that ‘inartful’ falls on my ear with a better cadence that ‘unartful’ which sounds clunky to me; consider ‘unconspicuous’ v. ‘inconspicuous’.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Inartful

  • These should be holden up to imitation, and their methods detailed; yet their houses are very uninviting and unconspicuous to State Commissioners.

    Uncollected Prose

  • The figure was extraordinary not for dress -- the dress was plain and unconspicuous -- but for that expression of the free and the untamed, the lack of self-consciousness so rarely seen except in children and animals.

    The Conflict

  • Disguised as unconspicuous and harmless persons, they would meet in many quiet haunts whose unsuspected excellences they could guarantee from their old experience, and there mature their philanthropic plan.

    Count Bunker

  • With such counsels, glowing with a father's love and enforced by the constant example of a father's life, it is no wonder that the son grew into the manliness, the gentleness and modesty, the charitableness of judgment, the unconspicuous and patient devotion to duty, and the personal lovableness of Gen. LEE.

    Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of William H F Lee

  • I sprang up on the companion slide to see whether the turtle was still visible, and was rejoiced to find that he _was_, -- floating, an unconspicuous and unrecognisable object by this time, -- nearly half a mile away, apparently quite undisturbed by the rustling sounds of the canvas.

    A Pirate of the Caribbees

  • Page 192 outside of the door commanded a view of the party within: in the midst of these Willy of the Flats was by no means an unconspicuous personage.

    Rob of the bowl : a legend of St. Inigoe's,

  • And in the lowly associations of his humble home, he learned the life of the people, their simple joys, their unconspicuous toils, their unnoticed sorrows -- a priceless piece of knowledge both for the poet and for the king.

    The Life of David As Reflected in His Psalms

  • It seems small and unconspicuous -- nothing compared to the dash of the waves and the rise of the floods of those mighty secular empires, still, 'There is a river the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God.'

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Psalms

  • Yet affinities were few and unconspicuous, and were lost amidst the blaze of opposite qualities.

    Wieland; or the Transformation. An American Tale.

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