- projecting or protuberant; thrusting forward, upward, or outward.
- Archaic. pushing forward; having propulsive force.
Origin of protrusive
Related Words for protrusiveoutstanding, outright, overt, flagrant, conspicuous, unabashed, glaring, shameless, noticeable, egregious, outrageous, blatant, protruding, gross, patent, rank, manifest, brazen, crying, open
Examples from the Web for protrusive
Historical Examples of protrusive
If they are not mere lumps, their ornament is hideously heavy and protrusive.American Sketches
Likewise did they scream with protrusive energy: 'Give us back our lost Trades!'Temporal Power
But the evolution of a free hand made it possible to dispense with protrusive lips and gripping teeth.The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)
J. Arthur Thomson
Unlike some of the other lizards, the Horned Toads are not provided with a protrusive tongue.
A true English heart breathes, calm and strong, through the whole business; not boisterous, protrusive; all the better for that.Heroes and Hero Worship
- tending to project or jut outwards
- a less common word for obtrusive
- archaic causing propulsion