unobtrusive

[ uhn-uh b-troo-siv ]
/ ˌʌn əbˈtru sɪv /

adjective

not obtrusive; inconspicuous, unassertive, or reticent.

Origin of unobtrusive

First recorded in 1735–45; un-1 + obtrusive
Related formsun·ob·tru·sive·ly, adverbun·ob·tru·sive·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for unobtrusiveness

unobtrusive

/ (ˌʌnəbˈtruːsɪv) /

adjective

not noticeable or conspicuous
Derived Formsunobtrusively, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unobtrusiveness

unobtrusive


adj.

from un- (1) + obtrusive. Related: Unobtrusively; unobtrusiveness.

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