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.
adv 1: in a manner tending to attract attention; "there have been
plenty of general declarations about willingness to
meet and talk, but conspicuously no mention of time
and place" [ant: inconspicuously]
2: in a prominent way; "the new car was prominently displayed
in the driveway" [syn: prominently]