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English adjective: prominent

1. prominent having a quality that thrusts itself into attention


SamplesAn outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom.
A new theory is the most prominent feature of the book.
Salient traits.
A spectacular rise in prices.
A striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center.
A striking resemblance between parent and child.


Synonymsoutstanding, salient, spectacular, striking


Similarconspicuous


Antonymsinconspicuous, invisible

2. prominent conspicuous in position or importance


SamplesA big figure in the movement.
Big man on campus.
He's very large in financial circles.
A prominent citizen.


Synonymsbig, large


Similarconspicuous


Antonymsinconspicuous, invisible









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