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Definition of Conspicuous

Conspicuous

  1. Open to the view; obvious to the eye; easy to be seen; plainly visible; manifest; attracting the eye.
  2. Obvious to the mental eye; easily recognized; clearly defined; notable; prominent; eminent; distinguished; as, a conspicuous excellence, or fault.

Conspicuous Quotations

Until the control of the issue of currency and credit is restored to government and recognized as its most conspicuous and sacred responsibility, all talks of the sovereignty of Parliament and of democracy is idle and futile.
William Lyon Mackenzie King

This point seems counter-intuitive, given the amount of conspicuous vulgarity, vice, and immorality in America. Indeed some Islamic fundamentalists argue that their regimes are morally superior to the United States because they seek to foster virtue among the citizens.
Dinesh D'Souza

Conspicuous consumption of valuable goods is a means of reputability to the gentleman of leisure.
Thorstein Veblen

An inability to stay quiet is one of the conspicuous failings of mankind.
Walter Bagehot

The basis on which good repute in any highly organized industrial community ultimately rests is pecuniary strength; and the means of showing pecuniary strength, and so of gaining or retaining a good name, are leisure and a conspicuous consumption of goods.
Thorstein Veblen
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Conspicuous Translations

conspicuous in Spanish is eminente
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