inconspicuous

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Learned borrowing from Late Latin inconspicuus.

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  • IPA(key): /ˌɪn.kənˈspɪk.ju.əs/

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inconspicuous (comparative more inconspicuous, superlative most inconspicuous)

  1. Invisible. [from 1620s]
    Antonym: visible
  2. Not prominent nor easily noticeable. [from 1828]
    Antonym: conspicuous
    • 2004, Shell Oil Company, Let's Collect Rocks and Shells, Kessinger Publishing Co., page 9,
      Approaching danger, whether from octopus, fish or man, arouses caution in a small mollusk and it becomes as inconspicuous as it can.

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