[in-uh b-troo-siv]
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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

Historical Examples of inobtrusive

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

    Aaron's Rod

    D. H. Lawrence

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

  • These are inobtrusive, silent testimonies; but they are here, and need only to be sought to unfold their prophecies.

    Pastoral Days

    William Hamilton Gibson