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ob·tru·sive

 (ŏb-tro͞o′sĭv, -zĭv, əb-)
adj.
1. Thrusting out; protruding: an obtrusive rock formation.
2. Tending to push self-assertively forward; brash: a spoiled child's obtrusive behavior.
3. Undesirably noticeable: an obtrusive scar.

[From Latin obtrūsus, past participle of obtrūdere, to obtrude; see obtrude.]

ob·tru′sive·ly adv.
ob·tru′sive·ness n.

obtrusive

(əbˈtruːsɪv)
adj
1. obtruding or tending to obtrude
2. sticking out; protruding; noticeable
obˈtrusively adv
obˈtrusiveness n

ob•tru•sive

(əbˈtru sɪv)

adj.
1. having a disposition to impose oneself or one's opinions on others.
2. (of a thing) obtruding itself; blatant: an obtrusive error.
3. protruding; projecting.
[1660–70; < Latin obtrūdere; see obtrude]
ob•tru′sive•ly, adv.
ob•tru′sive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.obtrusive - undesirably noticeable; "the obtrusive behavior of a spoiled child"; "equally obtrusive was the graffiti"
unnoticeable, unobtrusive - not obtrusive or undesirably noticeable; "a quiet, unobtrusive life of self-denial"
2.obtrusive - sticking out; protruding
protrusive - thrusting outward

obtrusive

obtrusive

adjective
Given to intruding in other people's affairs:
Translations
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çok aşikârgöze batan

obtrusive

[əbˈtruːsɪv] ADJ [presence, person] → molesto; [smell] → penetrante; [colours] → llamativo; [building] → demasiado prominente
the background music was very obtrusivela música de fondo resultaba muy molesta
that lamp/painting is too obtrusiveesa lámpara/ese cuadro es demasiado prominente

obtrusive

[əbˈtruːsɪv] adj
[thing] → voyant(e)
to be less obtrusive → être moins voyant
to be obtrusive [person] → se faire remarquer

obtrusive

adj person, musicaufdringlich; smell alsopenetrant; building, furniturezu auffällig

obtrusive

[əbˈtruːsɪv] adj (person) → invadente, importuno/a; (opinions) → ostentato/a; (smell) → pungente; (building) → che disturba la visuale

obtrusive

(əbˈtruːsiv) adjective
(negative unobtrusive) too noticeable. Loud music can be very obtrusive.
obˈtrusively adverb
obˈtrusiveness noun
References in classic literature ?
Not the less, however, came this importunately obtrusive sense of change.
To this end, I had sat well back on the form, and while seeming to be busy with my sum, had held my slate in such a manner as to conceal my face: I might have escaped notice, had not my treacherous slate somehow happened to slip from my hand, and falling with an obtrusive crash, directly drawn every eye upon me; I knew it was all over now, and, as I stooped to pick up the two fragments of slate, I rallied my forces for the worst.
In vapid listlessness I leant my head against the window, and continued spelling over Catherine Earnshaw - Heathcliff - Linton, till my eyes closed; but they had not rested five minutes when a glare of white letters started from the dark, as vivid as spectres - the air swarmed with Catherines; and rousing myself to dispel the obtrusive name, I discovered my candle-wick reclining on one of the antique volumes, and perfuming the place with an odour of roasted calf-skin.
It has been my aim to make the character of "Magdalen," which personifies this struggle, a pathetic character even in its perversity and its error; and I have tried hard to attain this result by the least obtrusive and the least artificial of all means -- by a resolute adherence throughout to the truth as it is in Nature.
I was not so vexed at losing Agnes as I might have been, since it gave me an opportunity of making myself known to Traddles on the stairs, who greeted me with great fervour; while Uriah writhed with such obtrusive satisfaction and self-abasement, that I could gladly have pitched him over the banisters.
And then they both stared at me, and I, with an obtrusive show of artlessness on my countenance, stared at them, and plaited the right leg of my trousers with my right hand.
She heard me thus, and though divinely brought, Yet Innocence and Virgin Modestie, Her vertue and the conscience of her worth, That would be woo'd, and not unsought be won, Not obvious, not obtrusive, but retir'd, The more desirable, or to say all, Nature her self, though pure of sinful thought, Wrought in her so, that seeing me, she turn'd; I follow'd her, she what was Honour knew, And with obsequious Majestie approv'd My pleaded reason.
The brother had been led to his resolution (so he told me) by consideration of the unusual character of the malady of the deceased, of certain obtrusive and eager inquiries on the part of her medical men, and of the remote and exposed situation of the burial-ground of the family.
It was these painful and obtrusive doubts that most distressed the dear girl, now, for the expectation of reaping a reward comparatively brilliant, from the ingenious device to repair her means on which she had fallen, was strong within her.
You see nothing vehement or obtrusive in my manner; am I not tranquil enough?
The hand that held the cap rested lightly on the little ivory-mounted piano of Elizabeth, with neither rustic restraint nor obtrusive vulgarity.
With all the security which love of another and disesteem of him could give to the peace of mind he was attacking, his continued attentions--continued, but not obtrusive, and adapting themselves more and more to the gentleness and delicacy of her character--obliged her very soon to dislike him less than formerly.