Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Thrusting out; protruding.
  • adjective Tending to push self-assertively forward; brash.
  • adjective Undesirably noticeable.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Sticking out; protruding.
  • adjective Noticeable; prominent, especially in a displeasing way.
  • adjective Pushy.

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

  • adjective undesirably noticeable
  • adjective sticking out; protruding

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Latin obtrūsus, past participle of obtrūdere, to obtrude; see obtrude.]

Examples

  • So they want to make a new rule banning what they call obtrusive advertising in space.

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  • Youtube generally insists that its witnesses are mistaken and blames its oleaginous slurs on what I call obtrusive doomsday prophets.

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  • Youtube generally insists that its witnesses are mistaken and blames its oleaginous slurs on what I call obtrusive doomsday prophets.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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