Definition of obtrusive
- obtrusive behavior
- The waiter was attentive without being obtrusive.
- obtrusive TV commercials
- a sharp obtrusive edge
The waiter was attentive without being obtrusive.
We used less obtrusive colors in the bedrooms.
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: tending to bother people by appearing where you are not welcome or invited
: noticeable in an unpleasant or annoying way
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