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unobtrusiveness

Definitions

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  • n. The state of being unobtrusive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character or state of being unobtrusive.

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

  • n. the quality of not sticking out in an unwelcome way

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Examples

  • No tablet can compete with the mobility of a smartphone, its ease of fitting into your pocket or purse, its unobtrusiveness when used in a crowd.

    Steve Jobs: why Android isn't open, and we won't build a 7" iPad

  • Blogs are such great ways of exploring a voice and seeing what you can do with it, and generally I love their unobtrusiveness.

    A Review and Resolutions « Tales from the Reading Room

  • She concluded the heartfelt letter by saying that these men had served the president as well as anyone in his government, and that protecting his wife and children with such tact, devotion, and unobtrusiveness . . . made our White House years the happy ones they were.

    The Kennedy Detail

  • What I love most about stonechats, which are almost invariably in pairs, is their unobtrusiveness.

    Country diary: Claxton, Norfolk

  • Neither company is Google, with their so-far magical combination of Web-surfer respectfulness, ad unobtrusiveness and good press coverage.

    Microsoft: Machiavellian or Muddled? - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

  • There was a subtlety in the predators that defied description and eluded cameras, a capacity to move without exciting attention, a wraithlike quality of unobtrusiveness.

    Richard Bangs: Full of Croc: Why Not to Mess Around in Small Boats in Africa

  • Joan cherishes quiet, order, reliability, predictability, and unobtrusiveness in her own life and expects these qualities in dogs, so she was completely unprepared for a terrier like Flint who barks at any change in his environment or at anything that has raised his excitement level.

    Born to Bark

  • The world-building is all the more effective for its unobtrusiveness: we never have the sense that the relentless pace of the story is on hold while Bester fills us in on the background.

    :Acquired Taste

  • The charm of all we do lies in its unobtrusiveness.

    Letters of Two Brides

  • He came through the people from the inner entrance, and cleared his way with a quiet, silent unobtrusiveness, yet with the peculiar heavy Indian momentum.

    The Plumed Serpent

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