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 rockMilton.
Of alabaster, piled up to the clouds,
Conspicious by her veil and hood,Sir W. Scott.
Signing the cross, the abbess stood.
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.
adv. -- Con*spic"u*ous*ness,
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