conspicuous

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conspicuous(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (able to be seen)
a. visible
The military presence was conspicuous as we drove through the town.La presencia militar era visible cuando pasamos por la ciudad.
2. (noticeable)
a. llamativo (clothes or color)
The guide wore a conspicuous green jacket.El guía llevaba puesta una chaqueta verde bien llamativa.
b. notorio
Despite the propaganda there are conspicuous differences between the attitudes of the two nations.A pesar de la propaganda hay diferencias notorias entre las actitudes de las dos naciones.
c. rotundo
This is not the first time the agency has been involved in a conspicuous failure.No es la primera vez que la agencia se ha visto involucrada en un fracaso rotundo.
d. evidente
There was a conspicuous error in the formula.Hubo un error evidente en la fórmula.
e. manifiesto
The center suffers from a conspicuous lack of support from the authorities.El centro sufre de una carencia manifiesta de apoyo de parte de las autoridades.
f. que llama la atención
The young guy was conspicuous because he kept checking his watch and looking at the rear door.El joven llamaba la atención porque no paraba de mirar el reloj y luego miraba la puerta de atrás.
g.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Books and materials were conspicuous by their absence.Los libros y materiales brillaban por su ausencia.
The young volunteers were conspicuous for their enthusiasm and work rate.Los voluntarios jóvenes destacaban por su entusiasmo y ritmo de trabajo.
3. (outstanding)
a. destacado
The soldier was decorated for conspicuous gallantry.El soldado fue condecorado por su valentía destacada.
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conspicuous
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (person)
a. visible
2. (color)
a. llamativo(a)
3. (bravery, intelligence)
a. notable
to look conspicuousresaltar, llamar la atención
to make oneself conspicuoushacerse notar
in a conspicuous positionen un lugar bien visible
to be conspicuous by one's/its absencebrillar por su ausencia
conspicuous consumptionostentación en el consumo
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conspicuous [kənˈspɪkjʊəs]
adjective
1 (attracting attention) [+clothes] llamativo; [+person, behaviour] que llama la atención; [+notice, attempt] visible
to be conspicuous by one's/its absence brillar por su ausencia; I felt conspicuous in that ridiculous outfit vestido de aquella manera tan ridícula tenía la impresión de que todo el mundo me miraba or tenía la impresión de ser el objeto de atención; I left the keys in a conspicuous place dejé las llaves en un lugar bien visible; to make o.s. conspicuous llamar la atención
2 (noticeable) [+bravery] destacado; manifiesto; [+difference] manifiesto; notorio
he was conspicuous for his courage destacaba por su valor; a conspicuous lack of sth una carencia manifiesta de algo; the film was a conspicuous failure/success la película fue un fracaso/éxito rotundo
modifier
conspicuous consumption (n) (Economics) consumo (m) ostentoso
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