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. [1913 Webster]

It was a rock Of alabaster, piled up to the clouds, Conspicious far. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Conspicious by her veil and hood, Signing the cross, the abbess stood. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

2. Obvious to the mental eye; easily recognized; clearly defined; notable; prominent; eminent; distinguished; as, a conspicuous excellence, or fault. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

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