Definitions

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  • adv. In an unobtrusive manner; in a manner that is not noticeable or blatant.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an unobtrusive manner; not forwardly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in an unobtrusive manner

Etymologies

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Examples

  • So much for slipping her name unobtrusively into the list of guests he was expecting, Wulfric thought as Freyja, helped along by Joshua and Gervase, proceeded to give a more or less accurate but decidedly lurid account of what had happened that day in Hyde Park.

    Slightly Dangerous

  • “I’ll continue to teach words in literary context (we just had a vigorous conversation about the word unobtrusively, learnt from reading Our Town in class), but I’ll also embrace this new-to-me, old-to-education method of words out of literary context.

    Vocabulary twist: Teaching words OUT of context

  • You can also download plugins to help you animate properties that aren't, like jQuery makes it easier than ever to attach events to elements in the DOM unobtrusively, which is great, but adding too many events is inefficient.

    The Daily Whim

  • Among the Kindle's few actual new features, some users might enjoy the improved built-in dictionary, which now displays the definition of any word unobtrusively on the bottom of the screen.

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  • The gadgets will be designed to be worn "unobtrusively", he said.

    Some Cranky Guy

  • But, as the NCTA sees it, the all-MVPD set-back approach it's advocating would simplify the execution, with the box "unobtrusively" hidden behind the set.

    Light Reading:

  • Rabb's app design is a model of concision and elegance, with page elements that unobtrusively reveal the "extras" and options to personalize theÂreading experience.

    Bob Moses: The Way We Read Now: The Atavist Finds a Publishing Future in Long-Form Nonfiction

  • Rabb's app design is a model of concision and elegance, with page elements that unobtrusively reveal the "extras" and options to personalize thereading experience.

    Bob Moses: The Way We Read Now: The Atavist Finds a Publishing Future in Long-Form Nonfiction

  • That's one reason why NHTSA is pursuing research in collaboration with auto makers to develop technology that can unobtrusively — and accurately — sense whether the driver's blood alcohol level is over the limit and prevent the car from starting.

    Key to Next Push for Safer Driving: Technology

  • The cinematographer, Wally Pfister, has already demonstrated his mastery in a string of Christopher Nolan films and won an Oscar for "The Dark Knight"; this time he works stylishly but unobtrusively, and that includes what may amount to an accidental sight gag, when someone almost blocks the camera in the process of whispering in someone else's ear.

    'Moneyball': Stars, Stats and Perfect Pitch

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