adjective Date: 1796 1. worthy of notice 2. likely to be noticed • noticeably adverb Synonyms: noticeable, remarkable, prominent, outstanding, conspicuous, salient, striking mean attracting notice or attention. noticeable applies to something unlikely to escape observation <
a piano recital with no noticeable errors
. remarkable applies to something so extraordinary or exceptional as to invite comment <
a film of remarkable intelligence and wit
. prominent applies to something commanding notice by standing out from its surroundings or background <
a doctor who occupies a prominent position in the town
. outstanding applies to something that rises above and excels others of the same kind <
honored for her outstanding contributions to science
. conspicuous applies to something that is obvious and unavoidable to the sight or mind <
conspicuous bureaucratic waste
. salient applies to something of significance that merits the attention given it <
the salient points of the speech
. striking applies to something that impresses itself powerfully and deeply upon the observer's mind or vision <
the region's striking poverty

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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