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Meaning of OBTRUSIVE

Pronunciation:  ub'troosiv

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  sticking out; protruding
  2. [adj]  undesirably noticeable; "the obtrusive behavior of a spoiled child"; "equally obtrusive was the graffiti"

OBTRUSIVE is a 9 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: conspicuous, noticeable, protrusive
 Antonyms: unnoticeable, unobtrusive



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ob*tru"sive\, a.
Disposed to obtrude; inclined to intrude or thrust one's self
or one's opinions upon others, or to enter uninvited;
forward; pushing; intrusive. -- {Ob*tru"sive*ly}, adv. --
{Ob*tru"sive*ness}, n.

      Not obvious, not obtrusive, but retired. --Milton.

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