obtrusive

[uhb-troo-siv]
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adjective
  1. having or showing a disposition to obtrude, as by imposing oneself or one's opinions on others.
  2. (of a thing) obtruding itself: an obtrusive error.
  3. protruding; projecting.

Origin of obtrusive

1660–70; < Latin obtrūs(us) (see obtrusion) + -ive
Related formsob·tru·sive·ly, adverbob·tru·sive·ness, nounhy·per·ob·tru·sive, adjectivehy·per·ob·tru·sive·ly, adverbhy·per·ob·tru·sive·ness, nounpre·ob·tru·sive, adjective

Synonyms for obtrusive

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1. interfering, meddlesome, officious, presumptuous. 2. blatant.
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Related Words for obtrusively

clearly, bluntly, crassly

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British Dictionary definitions for obtrusively

obtrusive

adjective
  1. obtruding or tending to obtrude
  2. sticking out; protruding; noticeable
Derived Formsobtrusively, adverbobtrusiveness, noun
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Word Origin and History for obtrusively

obtrusive

adj.

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

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