[ uhb-troo-siv ]
/ əbˈtru sɪv /
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OTHER WORDS FOR obtrusive
1 interfering, meddlesome, officious, presumptuous.
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OTHER WORDS FROM obtrusive
ob·tru·sive·ly, adverbob·tru·sive·ness, nounhy·per·ob·tru·sive, adjectivehy·per·ob·tru·sive·ly, adverb
hy·per·ob·tru·sive·ness, nounpre·ob·tru·sive, adjective
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How to use obtrusive in a sentence
But while there is no ostentatious obtrusiveness on the one hand, there is no ignoble shirking on the other.Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of Matthew|John Monro Gibson
This little hideling, with its timid obtrusiveness, never strays far from cultivation.
Birds are admirable weather prophets, and from their number and obtrusiveness have furnished many examples.
Once, when she broke the tired boy's rest by her caresses, he became petulant, and eluded her for her obtrusiveness.Malaeska|Ann S. Stephens
She took her place equally without obtrusiveness and without affectation.The Inner Shrine|Basil King
British Dictionary definitions for obtrusive
/ (əbˈtruːsɪv) /
obtruding or tending to obtrude
sticking out; protruding; noticeable
Derived forms of obtrusiveobtrusively, adverbobtrusiveness, noun
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