[kuh n-spik-yoo-uh s] /kənˈspɪk yu əs/
easily seen or noticed; readily visible or observable:
a conspicuous error.
attracting special attention, as by outstanding qualities or eccentricities:
He was conspicuous by his booming laughter.
clearly visible; obvious or showy
attracting attention because of a striking quality or feature: conspicuous stupidity
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.”
[kuh n-spir-uh-sist] /kənˈspɪr ə sɪst/ noun 1. a person who believes in or supports a conspiracy theory.
noun 1. a usually secret or unstated agreement to remain silent among those who know something whose disclosure might be damaging, harmful, or against their own best interest or that of their associates. A tacit or explicit agreement to keep something secret. For example, In this state’s medical society there is a conspiracy of silence […]
[kuh n-spir-uh-see] /kənˈspɪr ə si/ noun, plural conspiracies. 1. the act of . 2. an evil, unlawful, treacherous, or surreptitious plan formulated in secret by two or more persons; plot. 3. a combination of persons for a secret, unlawful, or evil purpose: He joined the conspiracy to overthrow the government. 4. Law. an agreement by […]
noun 1. a theory that explains an event as being the result of a plot by a covert group or organization; a belief that a particular unexplained event was caused by such a group. 2. the idea that many important political events or economic and social trends are the products of secret plots that are […]