What does obtrude mean?

Definitions for obtrudeəbˈtrud

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word obtrude.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. push out, obtrude, thrust out(verb)

    push to thrust outward

  2. intrude, obtrude(verb)

    thrust oneself in as if by force

    "The colors don't intrude on the viewer"


  1. Obtrude(v. t.)

    To thrust impertinently; to present to a person without warrant or solicitation; as, to obtrude one's self upon a company; to obtrude one's opinion on another.

  2. Origin: [L. obtrudere, obtrusum; ob (see Ob-) + trudere to thrust. See Threat.]


  1. obtrude(Verb)

    To proffer (something) by force; to impose (something) on someone or into some area.

  2. obtrude(Verb)

    To become apparent in an unwelcome way, to be forcibly imposed; to jut in, to intrude (on or into).

  3. obtrude(Verb)

    To impose (oneself) on others; to cut in.

  4. Origin: From obtrudo, from ob- + trudo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Obtrude(verb)

    to thrust impertinently; to present without warrant or solicitation; as, to obtrude one's self upon a company

  2. Obtrude(verb)

    to offer with unreasonable importunity; to urge unduly or against the will

  3. Obtrude(verb)

    to thrust one's self upon a company or upon attention; to intrude

  4. Origin: [L. obtrudere, obtrusum; ob (see Ob-) + trudere to thrust. See Threat.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Obtrude

    ob-trōōd′, v.t. to thrust in upon when not wanted: to urge upon against the will of.—v.i. to thrust one's self or be thrust upon.—ns. Obtrud′er; Obtrud′ing, Obtru′sion, a thrusting in or upon against the will of.—adj. Obtrus′ive, disposed to thrust one's self among others.—adv. Obtrus′ively.—n. Obtrus′iveness. [L. obtrudĕreob, before, trudĕre, trusum, to thrust.]

Anagrams for obtrude »

  1. doubter, outbred, redoubt


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of obtrude in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of obtrude in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ingrid Bengis:

    The real questions are the ones that obtrude upon your consciousness whether you like it or not, the ones that make your mind start vibrating like a jackhammer, the ones that you "come to terms with" only to discover that they are still there. The real questions refuse to be placated. They barge into your life at the times when it seems most important for them to stay away. They are the questions asked most frequently and answered most inadequately, the ones that reveal their true natures slowly, reluctantly, most often against your will.

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Translations for obtrude

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • تطفلArabic
  • tyrkyttää, tunkea, tyrkyttäytyä, tungetella, tuputtaa, tunkeutua, pakottaaFinnish
  • transparaître, empiéterFrench
  • opdringenDutch
  • навязываться, навязыватьRussian

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