Keep your eye on the adjective conspicuous for something that stands out so much you notice it right away — like that zit in the center of your friend's forehead.

Conspicuous comes from the adjectival form of the Latin verb, conspicere, meaning "to look at." Conspicuous can mean either very obvious to the eye (like something that is conspicuous from a distance) or attracting attention (like conspicuous consumption). If you are doing something wrong, it's wise not to be conspicuous about it!

Definitions of conspicuous

adj obvious to the eye or mind

“a tower conspicuous at a great distance”
“wore conspicuous neckties”
“made herself conspicuous by her exhibitionistic preening”
attention-getting, eye-catching
seizing the attention
big, large, prominent
conspicuous in position or importance
clear and distinct
crying, egregious, flagrant, glaring, gross, rank
conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible
made a feature or highlight; given prominence
in evidence
clearly to be seen
singled out for notice or especially for a dire fate
outstanding, prominent, salient, spectacular, striking
having a quality that thrusts itself into attention
lacking discretion; injudicious
inconspicuous, invisible
not prominent or readily noticeable
obscure, unnoticeable
not drawing attention
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adj without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious

blatant, blazing
not concealed or hidden

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