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1(object/person) que no llama la atención(object/person) que pasa desapercibido(object/person) que pasa inadvertido(gesture) discreto(gesture) que no llama la atenciónhe tried to make himself inconspicuous — trató de pasar desapercibido / inadvertido
- They had clearly tried to be inconspicuous, arriving in an unmarked white van with the legend Bell Mate Coffee.
- When they are raising young or robbing nests, they are very quiet and inconspicuous.
- When I start a temp job I try and remain inconspicuous, keeping quiet in the corner and not drawing too much attention to myself.
- Sitting towards the back of the hall was an inconspicuous, balding, bespectacled man with a slight stammer.
- Butterwort is a relatively inconspicuous plant, which makes its home on wet heaths, bogs and mountain ledges.
- The security tag, which is usually inconspicuous, is removed by the showroom wardens only prior to delivery.
- By day, he is an inconspicuous odd job man in his forties.
- The things that affect the viewer most are often inconspicuous, undramatic.
- She wanted an inconspicuous house close to Dublin city centre.
- Place small dishes of the bait in inconspicuous spots around the home.
- As long as a pupil is quiet, inconspicuous and conformist, everything is fine.
- The young man drove until he reached an inconspicuous building near the center of the town.
- It's hard to be inconspicuous when you are driving a car that advertises your recent nuptials.
- Like its grifter characters, it's only as flashy as it needs to be and knows the value of being inconspicuous.
- If they really wanted us to be inconspicuous why don't they have us wear all black like the set changers at the theater?
- It is imperative to have a foot patrol which is a very efficient way of controlling inconspicuous poaching activities.
- But the easy music and inconspicuous action is made jarring by the fact that the man is naked.
- In order to be inconspicuous and not arouse the attention of any Socialists, I've asked you to attend in disguise this month.
- Were white rhinestone suits the most inconspicuous garments to wear?
- You get to observe so much when you are travelling through random towns as an inconspicuous anonymous nobody.
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