Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an unobtrusive manner; not forwardly.

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

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

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

  • adverb in an unobtrusive manner

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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

  • 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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  • 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

  • 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:

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

    Some Cranky Guy

  • 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

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