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conspicuous

Pronunciation: /kənˈspɪkjuəs/

Translation of conspicuous in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • [hat/badge] llamativo; [differences/omissions/lack] manifiesto, notorio, evidente to make oneself conspicuous llamar la atención I feel rather conspicuous in this hat con este sombrero tengo la sensación de que todo el mundo me mira in a most conspicuous position en un lugar bien visible to be conspicuous by one's absence brillar por su ( or mi etc) ausencia to be conspicuous for sth [for bravery/loyalty] destacar(se)* por algo
    Example sentences
    • The most visible and conspicuous fact is that people now live better than half a century ago.
    • Guidelines say blue badges must be displayed on the dashboard of a vehicle or in a conspicuous position so all details on it can be clearly seen.
    • So these butterflies are making use of more than the visible portion of the spectrum in order to make itself conspicuous.
    Example sentences
    • That is precisely what has been tried on Britain's railways, without conspicuous success.
    • The country has taken waves of immigration before, often with a conspicuous lack of success.
    • His first stint in Italy, then, had not been marked by conspicuous success, with just the solitary cup in five years.

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