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unobtrusive

[uhn-uh b-troo-siv]
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adjective
  1. not obtrusive; inconspicuous, unassertive, or reticent.

Origin of unobtrusive

First recorded in 1735–45; un-1 + obtrusive
Related formsun·ob·tru·sive·ly, adverbun·ob·tru·sive·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for unobtrusive

unobtrusive

adjective
  1. not noticeable or conspicuous
Derived Formsunobtrusively, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unobtrusive

adj.

from un- (1) + obtrusive. Related: Unobtrusively; unobtrusiveness.

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