Definition of Obtrusive

1. Adjective. Undesirably noticeable. "Equally obtrusive was the graffiti"

Exact synonyms: Noticeable
Derivative terms: Noticeableness, Obtrusiveness
Antonyms: Unobtrusive



2. Adjective. Sticking out; protruding.
Similar to: Protrusive
Derivative terms: Obtrude, Obtrusiveness

Definition of Obtrusive

1. a. Disposed to obtrude; inclined to intrude or thrust one's self or one's opinions upon others, or to enter uninvited; forward; pushing; intrusive.

Definition of Obtrusive

1. Adjective. Sticking out; protruding. ¹

2. Adjective. Noticeable; prominent, especially in a displeasing way. ¹

3. Adjective. Pushy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Obtrusive

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Obtrusive

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Literary usage of Obtrusive

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1. Miscellaneous Writings, 1883-1896 by Mary Baker Eddy (1896)
"... to human view an enlarged sense of Deity. Remember, it is personality, and the sense of personality in God or in man, that limits man. obtrusive MENTAL ..."

2. History of the Rise and Fall of the Slave Power in America by Henry Wilson (1875)
"Slavery always obtrusive.—Brown's bill. — Wilson's amendment and speech.— Amendments of Clark and Harlan. — Southern hostility to the education of the ..."

3. The world's wit and humor: an encyclopedia of the classic wit and humor of by Lionel Strachey (1906)
"... Horace obtrusive Company on the Sacred Way ALONG the Sacred Road I strolled one day, Deep in some bagatelle (you know my way), When up comes one whose ..."

4. The world's wit and humor: an encyclopedia of the classic wit and humor of by Lionel Strachey (1906)
"... Horace obtrusive Company on the Sacred Way ALONG the Sacred Road I strolled one day, Deep in some bagatelle (you know my way), When up comes one whose ..."

5. Curran and His Contemporaries by Charles Phillips (1850)
"sitting of sixteen hours, with only twenty minutes' interval, in these times I should hope it would not be thought an obtrusive request to ask for a few ..."

6. The Works of Benjamin Franklin: Containing Several Political and Historical by Benjamin Franklin (1882)
"obtrusive Applications. Passy 6 April, 1777. I have just been honored with a letter from you, dated the 26th past, in which you express yourself ..."

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