Definition of obtrusive
1a : forward in manner or conduct obtrusive behavior The waiter was attentive without being obtrusive.b : undesirably prominent obtrusive TV commercials
2 : thrust out : protruding a sharp obtrusive edge
Examples of obtrusive in a Sentence
The waiter was attentive without being obtrusive.
We used less obtrusive colors in the bedrooms.
Recent Examples of obtrusive from the Web
Buck said the Scheduler makes the robot vacuum more autonomous and even less obtrusive.
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OBTRUSIVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of obtrusive for English Language Learners
: tending to bother people by appearing where you are not welcome or invited
: noticeable in an unpleasant or annoying way
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