Inconspicuous describes something that doesn't stand out or attract attention. The bad news? You just got pizza sauce on your shirt. The good news? It landed in an inconspicuous spot, so no one will notice.

Inconspicuous comes from the Latin word inconspicuus, or "not visible," and the original meaning of inconspicuous was "invisible," until around 1828. Today, it describes anything that blends in or isn't very noticeable. If you have ever tried to find your black luggage among all the other pieces of black luggage at the airport, you know that sometimes, being inconspicuous makes things harder.

Definitions of inconspicuous
  1. adjective
    not prominent or readily noticeable
    “he pushed the string through an inconspicuous hole”
    synonyms: invisible
    obscure, unnoticeable
    not drawing attention
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    obvious to the eye or mind
    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
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