unobtrusive

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adjective un·ob·tru·sive \ˌən-əb-ˈtrü-siv, -ziv\

Definition of unobtrusive

  1. :  not obtrusive :  not blatant, arresting, or aggressive :  inconspicuous

unobtrusively

adverb

unobtrusiveness

noun

Examples of unobtrusive in a sentence

  1. <the notice that an 18% tip would be automatically added was so unobtrusive we almost didn't see it at the bottom of the menu>

1743

First Known Use of unobtrusive

1743


UNOBTRUSIVE Defined for English Language Learners

unobtrusive

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adjective un·ob·tru·sive \ˌən-əb-ˈtrü-siv, -ziv\

Definition of unobtrusive for English Language Learners

  • : not attracting attention in a way that bothers you



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