1. having or showing a disposition to obtrude, as by imposing oneself or one's opinions on others.
2. (of a thing) obtruding itself: an obtrusive error.
3. protruding; projecting.
noticeable, bulging, busy, forward, impertinent, importunate, intrusive, jutting, meddlesome, meddling, nosy, officious, presumptuous, projecting, prominent, prying, interfering, prognathous, protruding, protuberant
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1. interfering, meddlesome, officious, presumptuous.
Origin: 1660–70; < Latin obtrus ( us ) (see obtrusion) + -ive
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR OBTRUSIVE
I don't like to say that the facade of the church is ugly and obtrusive.
THE NEWCOMES|WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY
These obtrusive fellows were quickly sent off down the gangway: besides ourselves only my brother was left on board.
THE SOUTH POLE, VOLUMES 1 AND 2|ROALD AMUNDSEN
The request was refused, and Bismarck at this time treated them with a deliberate and obtrusive brutality.
BISMARCK AND THE FOUNDATION OF THE GERMAN EMPIRE|JAMES WYCLIFFE HEADLAM
Immediately behind him rode the lord-general beside the obtrusive Duke of Buckingham.
Of course you did have a chance to buy: but salesmanship was not obtrusive.
RIVIERA TOWNS|HERBERT ADAMS GIBBONS