[ in-uhb-troo-siv ]
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Origin of inobtrusive

First recorded in 1790–1800; in-3 + obtrusive

Words Nearby inobtrusive Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use inobtrusive in a sentence

  • And she drew her hand away from his as quietly as she was able, but not without a certain small inobtrusive sympathetic pressure.

  • The little inobtrusive haven of Beer was in every way convenient for smugglers, and was naturally much beloved by them.

  • 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.