Definitions for obtrusiveəbˈtru sɪv

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ob•tru•siveəbˈtru sɪv(adj.)

  1. having a disposition to impose oneself or one's opinions on others.

  2. (of a thing) obtruding itself; blatant:

    an obtrusive error.

  3. protruding; projecting.

Origin of obtrusive:

1660–70; < L obtrūdere; see obtrude


Princeton's WordNet

  1. obtrusive, noticeable(adj)

    undesirably noticeable

    "the obtrusive behavior of a spoiled child"; "equally obtrusive was the graffiti"

  2. obtrusive(adj)

    sticking out; protruding


  1. obtrusive(Adjective)

    Sticking out; protruding.

    The facade of the building was ornamented with obtrusive sculpted designs.

  2. obtrusive(Adjective)

    Noticeable; prominent, especially in a displeasing way.

    He has an obtrusive forehead.

  3. obtrusive(Adjective)


    The office manager is an unpleasantly obtrusive individual.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Obtrusive(adj)

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

Translations for obtrusive

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(negative unobtrusive ) too noticeable

Loud music can be very obtrusive.

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