- Not prominent or easily noticeable
- "Approaching danger, whether from octopus, fish or man, arouses caution in a small mollusk and it becomes as inconspicuous as it can."
- First attested circa w:17th century, 17th century, from Late Latin inconspicuus, from in-, "not" + conspicuus, "conspicuous." Modern sense of "not easily noticeable" is from w:1828, 1828.
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