Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or character of being obtrusive.

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  • noun The characteristic of being obtrusive.

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  • noun an unwelcome conspicuousness

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Examples

  • (My memory of our Amazonian teacher Mrs. Dietz, confronted with the rebelliousness and general obtrusiveness of six-foot-tall farm boys with no love of book learning or even of sitting still for more than a few minutes at a time, approaches the succinctness of Faulkner's terse encomium for the black housekeeper, Dilsey: They endured.)

    Joyce Carol Oates's 'In the Absence of Mentors/Monsters': Narrative Magazine

  • The ridiculous thought of citizens being hauled off by the label police has been the stuff of comedy for years, the crowning symbol for silly, over-the-top government obtrusiveness.

    Do not remove those ‘do-not-remove’ tags

  • It can't be the obtrusiveness of recording devices, as seemed to concern the court in

    Who's Afraid of Cameras in the Courtroom?

  • The ridiculous thought of citizens being hauled off by the label police has been the stuff of comedy for years, the crowning symbol for silly, over-the-top government obtrusiveness.

    Do not remove those ‘do-not-remove’ tags

  • (My memory of our Amazonian teacher Mrs. Dietz, confronted with the rebelliousness and general obtrusiveness of six-foot-tall farm boys with no love of book learning or even of sitting still for more than a few minutes at a time, approaches the succinctness of Faulkner's terse encomium for the black housekeeper, Dilsey: They endured.)

    Joyce Carol Oates's 'In the Absence of Mentors/Monsters': Narrative Magazine

  • If you are unable to pray or even think during Mass due to the obtrusiveness of the music, the music has become the 'main attraction' and detracts from worship.

    Unsuitable Music at Mass

  • If the Beeb can't bring itself to discuss the in-your-face obtrusiveness of Islamic attire, perhaps one of the more enlightened among them could make a programme about the 1936 Public Order Act which made it an offence to wear a political uniform which was aimed at a group with an ideology not dissimilar to that of devout Muslims - Mosely's Blackshirts.

    CRACKERJACK!

  • Merely to say that Peirce was extremely fond of placing things into groups of three, of trichotomies, and of triadic relations, would fail miserably to do justice to the overwhelming obtrusiveness in his philosophy of the number three.

    Nobody Knows Nothing

  • If we can spread pavement everywhere in one hundred years or so, we can also lessen its obtrusiveness in the same amount of time.

    Life Without Cars « Become A Robot

  • If you are unable to pray or even think during Mass due to the obtrusiveness of the music, the music has become the 'main attraction' and detracts from worship.

    Archive 2009-05-01

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