non·in·tru·sive | \ˌnän-in-ˈtrü-siv, -ziv\

Definition of nonintrusive 

: not intrusive nonintrusive questions … attentive but nonintrusive service …— Michael Batterberry

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Early agreements, before the Reagan-Gorbachev era of the 1980s, involved generally nonintrusive verification regimes, which weren’t aimed at dismantling nuclear arsenals. Jonathan Cheng, WSJ, "U.S. Wants Proof North Korea Will Dismantle Its Nuclear Program," 30 Apr. 2018 Moisture meters come in two forms: intrusive or nonintrusive. Diane Cowen, Houston Chronicle, "7 tips for addressing mold abatement, inspection in flood-damaged homes," 19 Feb. 2018 The Ember is a fine example of an effective, nonintrusive smart device. Justin Peters, Slate Magazine, "Should This Thing Be Smart? Coffee Mug Edition.," 20 Dec. 2017

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1839, in the meaning defined above

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to reject or criticize sharply

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