Obtrusive Definition

ŏb-tro͝osĭv, -zĭv, əb-
Inclined to obtrude.
Webster's New World
Thrusting out; protruding.
An obtrusive rock formation.
American Heritage
Tending to push self-assertively forward; brash.
A spoiled child's obtrusive behavior.
American Heritage
Obtruding itself; esp., calling attention to itself in a displeasing way.
Webster's New World
Undesirably noticeable.
An obtrusive scar.
American Heritage

Origin of Obtrusive

  • From Latin obtrūsus past participle of obtrūdere to obtrude obtrude

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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