Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1word1day,
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Tuesday word: Obtrusive

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019

Obtrusive (adjective)
ob·tru·sive [uhb-troo-siv]


adjective
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.

RELATED FORMS
ob·tru·sive·ly, adverb
ob·tru·sive·ness, noun
hy·per·ob·tru·sive, adjective
hy·per·ob·tru·sive·ly, adverb
hy·per·ob·tru·sive·ness, noun
pre·ob·tru·sive, adjective

RELATED WORDS
noticeable, bulging, busy, forward, impertinent, importunate, intrusive, jutting, meddlesome, meddling, nosy, officious, presumptuous, projecting, prominent, prying, interfering, prognathous, protruding, protuberant

Synonyms
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1. interfering, meddlesome, officious, presumptuous.
2. blatant.

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.
MONK|JULIAN CORBETT

Of course you did have a chance to buy: but salesmanship was not obtrusive.
RIVIERA TOWNS|HERBERT ADAMS GIBBONS
Tags: adjective, o, wordsmith: simplyn2deep
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