1. Open to the view; obvious to the eye; easy to be seen; plainly visible; manifest; attracting the eye.
It was a rock
Of alabaster, piled up to the clouds,
Conspicious far. --Milton.
Conspicious by her veil and hood,
Signing the cross, the abbess stood. --Sir W. Scott.
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.
-- Con*spic*u*ous*ly, adv. -- Con*spic*u*ous*ness, n.
adj 1: obvious to the eye or mind; "a tower conspicuous at a great
distance"; "wore conspicuous neckties"; "made herself
conspicuous by her exhibitionistic preening" [syn: obvious]
2: without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious;
"open disregard of the law"; "open family strife"; "open
hostility"; "a blatant appeal to vanity"; "a blazing
indiscretion" [syn: blatant, blazing, open]