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inconspicuous

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Etymology

First attested circa 17th century, from Late Latin inconspicuus, from in-, "not" + [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] conspicuus, "conspicuous." Modern sense of "not easily noticeable" is from 1828.

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  • enPR: ĭn'kən-spĭkʹyo͞o-əs, IPA: /ˌɪn.kənˈspɪk.ju.əs/, SAMPA: /%In.k@n"spIk.ju.@s/

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inconspicuous

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  1. Not prominent or easily noticeable
    • 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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