from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Sticking out; protruding.
- adj. Noticeable; prominent, especially in a displeasing way.
- adj. Pushy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from The 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).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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)