Obtrusive meaning

ŏb-tro͝osĭv, -zĭv, əb-
Tending to push self-assertively forward; brash.

A spoiled child's obtrusive behavior.

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Undesirably noticeable.

An obtrusive scar.

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Obtruding itself; esp., calling attention to itself in a displeasing way.
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Thrusting out; protruding.

An obtrusive rock formation.

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

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Noticeable; prominent, especially in a displeasing way.

He has an obtrusive forehead.

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The office manager is an unpleasantly obtrusive individual.

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The definition of obtrusive is noticeable and undesirable, or something that sticks out or is in the way.

An example of obtrusive is an ugly mole on a nose.

An example of obtrusive is a pushy person trying to cut to the front of a line.

An example of something obtrusive is a fallen tree blocking a road.

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Origin of obtrusive

  • From Latin obtrūsus past participle of obtrūdere to obtrude obtrude

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