I adjective barely seen, blurred, concealed, covert, dim, faint, feeble, hidden, ill-defined, imperceptible, indefinite, indiscernible, indistinct, invisible, misty, modest, nebulous, obscure, obscurus, out of sight, parum insignis, poorly defined, poorly seen, quiet, retiring, shadowy, shrouded, subtle, suppressed, unapparent, unassuming, unclear, undefined, undiscernible, unevident, unnoticeable, unnoticed, unobserved, unobtrusive, unobvious, unostentatious, unperceivable, unpretentious, unpronounced, unseeable, unseen, vague, veiled, viewless II index blind (concealed), impalpable, indiscernible, intangible, obscure (faint), unclear, usual

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  • Inconspicuous — In con*spic u*ous, a. [L. inconspicuus. See {In } not, and {Conspicuous}.] Not conspicuous or noticeable; hardly discernible. {In con*spic u*ous*ly}, adv. {In con*spic u*ous*ness}, n. Boyle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inconspicuous — (adj.) 1620s, invisible, from L.L. inconspicuus, from in not, opposite of, without (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + L. conspicuus (see CONSPICUOUS (Cf. conspicuous)). Weakened sense of not readily seen or noticed first recorded 1828. Related:… …   Etymology dictionary

  • inconspicuous — [adj] hidden, unnoticeable camouflaged, concealed, dim, faint, hidden, indistinct, insignificant, low key*, low profile*, modest, muted, ordinary, plain, quiet, retiring, secretive, shy, soft pedalled*, subtle, tenuous, unassuming, unemphatic,… …   New thesaurus

  • inconspicuous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not clearly visible or attracting attention. DERIVATIVES inconspicuously adverb inconspicuousness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • inconspicuous — [in΄kən spik′yo͞o əs] adj. [L inconspicuus] not conspicuous; hard to see or perceive; attracting little attention; not striking inconspicuously adv. inconspicuousness n …   English World dictionary

  • inconspicuous — [[t]ɪ̱nkənspɪ̱kjuəs[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Someone who is inconspicuous does not attract attention to themselves. I ll try to be as inconspicuous as possible... He had ridden out of Cambridge, inconspicuous among the hundreds of young cyclists. Syn:… …   English dictionary

  • inconspicuous — in|con|spic|u|ous [ˌınkənˈspıkjuəs] adj not easily seen or noticed ≠ ↑conspicuous ▪ an inconspicuous little restaurant ▪ She stood by the wall, trying to look inconspicuous . >inconspicuously adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • inconspicuous — adjective the flaw in the carpeting is inconspicuous wearing inconspicuous street clothes, Swann escaped through the crowd Syn: unobtrusive, unnoticeable, unremarkable, unspectacular, unostentatious, undistinguished, unexceptional, modest,… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • inconspicuous — adjective /ˌɪn.kənˈspɪk.ju.əs/ Not prominent or easily noticeable Approaching danger, whether from octopus, fish or man, arouses caution in a small mollusk and it becomes as inconspicuous as it can. Syn: invisible Ant: conspicuous See Also …   Wiktionary

  • inconspicuous — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. unnoticeable, unobtrusive. See invisibility. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. unnoticeable, unobtrusive, concealed, indistinct; see hidden 2 , modest 2 , obscure 3 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus)… …   English dictionary for students

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