[ 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 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.