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inconspicuous

[in-kuh n-spik-yoo-uh s] /ˌɪn kənˈspɪk yu əs/
adjective
1.
not conspicuous, noticeable, or prominent.
Origin of inconspicuous
1615-1625
1615-25; < Latin inconspicuus. See in-3, conspicuous
Related forms
inconspicuously, adverb
inconspicuousness, noun
Synonyms
unnoticeable, unobtrusive, unostentatious.
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  • Their strategy, were they to try to board a plane with a weapon, would be to dress as inconspicuously as possible.

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British Dictionary definitions for inconspicuously

inconspicuous

/ˌɪnkənˈspɪkjʊəs/
adjective
1.
not easily noticed or seen; not prominent or striking
Derived Forms
inconspicuously, adverb
inconspicuousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for inconspicuously

inconspicuous

adj.

1620s, "invisible," from Late Latin inconspicuus, from in- "not, opposite of, without" (see in- (1)) + Latin conspicuus (see conspicuous). Weakened sense of "not readily seen or noticed" first recorded 1828. Related: Inconspicuously; inconspicuousness.

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