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obtrusive

obtrusive

adjective ob·tru·sive \-ˈtrü-siv, -ziv\

: 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>
ob·tru·sive·ly adverb
ob·tru·sive·ness noun

Examples of OBTRUSIVE

  1. The waiter was attentive without being obtrusive.
  2. We used less obtrusive colors in the bedrooms.

First Known Use of OBTRUSIVE

1667

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