Conspicuity



[kuh n-spik-yoo-uh s] /kənˈspɪk yu əs/

adjective
1.
easily seen or noticed; readily visible or observable:
a conspicuous error.
2.
attracting special attention, as by outstanding qualities or eccentricities:
He was conspicuous by his booming laughter.
/kənˈspɪkjʊəs/
adjective
1.
clearly visible; obvious or showy
2.
attracting attention because of a striking quality or feature: conspicuous stupidity
adj.

1540s, from Latin conspicuus “visible, open to view, striking,” from conspicere “to look at, observe, see, notice,” from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + specere (see scope (n.1)). Phrase conspicuous by its absence (1859) is said to be from Tacitus (“Annals” iii.76), in a passage about certain images: “sed præfulgebant … eo ipso quod effigies eorum non visebantur.”

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