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

  • adjective Tending to protrude; protruding.
  • adjective Unduly or disagreeably conspicuous; obtrusive.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Thrusting or impelling forward; obtrusive; protruding: as, protrusive motion.

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

  • adjective Thrusting or impelling forward.
  • adjective Capable of being protruded; protrusile.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective that protrudes; protruding
  • adjective rather conspicuous; obtrusive

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

  • adjective thrusting outward


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