obtrusive

[ uhb-troo-siv ]
/ əbˈtru sɪv /

adjective

having or showing a disposition to obtrude, as by imposing oneself or one's opinions on others.
(of a thing) obtruding itself: an obtrusive error.
protruding; projecting.

Nearby words

  1. obtect,
  2. obtemper,
  3. obtest,
  4. obtrude,
  5. obtrusion,
  6. obtrusively,
  7. obtund,
  8. obturate,
  9. obturating embolism,
  10. obturator

Origin of obtrusive

1660–70; < Latin obtrūs(us) (see obtrusion) + -ive

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British Dictionary definitions for obtrusive

obtrusive

/ (əbˈtruːsɪv) /

adjective

obtruding or tending to obtrude
sticking out; protruding; noticeable
Derived Formsobtrusively, adverbobtrusiveness, noun

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Word Origin and History for obtrusive

obtrusive

adj.

1660s, from Latin obtrus-, past participle stem of obtrudere (see obtrude) + -ive. Related: Obtrusively; obtrusiveness.

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