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.

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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 forms of obtrusive

obtrusively, adverbobtrusiveness, noun
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