Simple Definition of obtrusive
: tending to bother people by appearing where you are not welcome or invited
: noticeable in an unpleasant or annoying way
Full Definition of obtrusive
1 a : forward in manner or conduct <obtrusive behavior> b : undesirably prominent
2 : thrust out : protruding <a sharp obtrusive edge>
Examples of obtrusive
The waiter was attentive without being obtrusive.
We used less obtrusive colors in the bedrooms.
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