Example sentences for: inconspicuous

How can you use “inconspicuous” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • But men, apparently, are getting tired of being inconspicuous.

  • Following this line of reasoning, Peter Raven (1972) suggested more than thirty years ago that bird-pollinated flowers were predominantly red because ‘red is the only color of the spectrum that is at once inconspicuous to most insects and also an excellent “signal” of a high caloric reward for birds’.

  • And it is only with a great effort of will that I now refrain from referring you to my new favorite publication, Beer Frame: The Journal of Inconspicuous Consumption , and its article on the superiority of the Hydrox to the Oreo, its salute to products with "edible spokescharacters" like the Pillsbury Doughboy, Charlie the Tuna, and Slim Jim, and finally its definitive history of the styptic pencil ("styptic," proclaims the editors, "is such an excellent word").

  • The traditional explanation for this association is that, since red is inconspicuous to bees, it evolved to prevent bees from depleting the nectar of bird-pollinated flowers without effecting pollination.

  • In fact, an alumni survey went out on the dean's own letterhead and included a return envelope addressed to the suspiciously inconspicuous "Research International."


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