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[in-uh b-troo-siv] /ˌɪn əbˈtru sɪv/
Origin of inobtrusive
First recorded in 1790-1800; in-3 + obtrusive Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It enabled him to detect accessible moments, do inobtrusive friendly services, and above all amuse his quarry.

  • He did the cleaning himself, and was as efficient and inobtrusive a housewife as any woman.

    Aaron's Rod D. H. Lawrence
  • These are inobtrusive, silent testimonies; but they are here, and need only to be sought to unfold their prophecies.

    Pastoral Days William Hamilton Gibson

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