Definition of unobtrusive
: not obtrusive : not blatant, arresting, or aggressive : inconspicuous
Examples of unobtrusive in a Sentence
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
Recent Examples of unobtrusive from the Web
Each letter from a soldier, veteran, or family member is sandwiched between Carroll’s unobtrusive contextualization.
Always energetic but sometimes underpowered in terms of emotional connection, the movie has a bright look, thanks to the contributions of designers Sara Millan and Kate Mallor and the smooth, unobtrusive camerawork of Bryan Koss.
Scientists have long sought unobtrusive ways for women to protect themselves when their partners won’t use a condom — especially in poor countries where another option, a daily anti-HIV pill, isn’t widely available.
Rustic wood tables, Old Chicago brick, pizza oven, soothing lighting and a generally unobtrusive noise level make for a satisfying sensorial experience.
Service was warm and hospitable, with our waiter knowing when to be enthusiastic (talking about the cheesecake, for instance) and when to be unobtrusive.
The clip-on button camera is designed to be unobtrusive, while software that automatically picks the best shots is designed to streamline the process of sifting through hours of wearable footage.
In 1993, an unobtrusive granite cross was placed there.
There are signs that explain the installation with the three sponsors' unobtrusive logos.
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First Known Use of unobtrusive
UNOBTRUSIVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of unobtrusive for English Language Learners
: not attracting attention in a way that bothers you
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