[in-uh b-troo-siv]


Nearby words

  1. innumerate,
  2. innutrition,
  3. ino,
  4. inobservance,
  5. inobservant,
  6. inoculable,
  7. inoculant,
  8. inoculate,
  9. inoculation,
  10. inoculum

Origin of inobtrusive

First recorded in 1790–1800; in-3 + obtrusive Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for inobtrusive

  • 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
  • It enabled him to detect accessible moments, do inobtrusive friendly services, and above all amuse his quarry.