AskDefine | Define obtrusive

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obtrusive adj
1 undesirably noticeable; "the obtrusive behavior of a spoiled child"; "equally obtrusive was the graffiti" [syn: noticeable] [ant: unobtrusive]
2 sticking out; protruding

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  • Hyphenation: ob‧tru‧sive


  1. Sticking out; protruding.
    The facade of the building was ornamented with obtrusive sculpted designs.
  2. Noticeable; prominent, especially in a displeasing way.
    He has an obtrusive forehead.
  3. Pushy.
    The office manager is an unpleasantly obtrusive individual.


sticking out pushy

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