American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Thrusting out; protruding: an obtrusive rock formation.
- adj. Tending to push self-assertively forward; brash: a spoiled child's obtrusive behavior.
- adj. Undesirably noticeable: an obtrusive scar.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Disposed to obtrude; given to thrusting one's self or one's opinions upon the company or notice of others; forward (applied to persons); unduly prominent (applied to things).
- adj. Sticking out; protruding.
- adj. Noticeable; prominent, especially in a displeasing way.
- adj. Pushy.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Disposed to obtrude; inclined to intrude or thrust one's self or one's opinions upon others, or to enter uninvited; forward; pushing; intrusive.
- adj. undesirably noticeable
- adj. sticking out; protruding.
- From Latin obtrūsus, past participle of obtrūdere, to obtrude; see obtrude. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“So they want to make a new rule banning what they call obtrusive advertising in space.”
“Youtube generally insists that its witnesses are mistaken and blames its oleaginous slurs on what I call obtrusive doomsday prophets.”
“Yes, we too have very seriously considered selling this car (it's a 2002 ML500) and exchanging it for something less "obtrusive" for travel in Mexico.”
“Our commanders, with the Iraqi commanders, have looked hard at how can you achieve, again, population control without having some kind of obtrusive barrier and so forth.”
“While he was never "obtrusive," yet he invariably claimed and exercised all his rights.”
“Sorry about the text ( "obtrusive" instead of "unobtrusive") in the tutorial demo.”
“The National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2000 prohibit [s] 'obtrusive' space advertising, "the FAA claims.”
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“It was playful, but also functional and not obtrusive; it won't kick you out of the app.”
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