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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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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 ?
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.
to receive this sort of welcome, emphasized by obtrusive hand-shakings, sometimes actually by downright kissings of my wife, and then to look round and see that not one in thirty of these very people had brought their unmarried daughters to the ball, was, I honestly believe, to see civilized human nature in its basest conceivable aspect.
He, however, who is obtrusive with his eyes as a discerner, how can he ever see more of anything than its foreground!
Fentolin continued, "have grown until I find them obtrusive and obnoxious.
I wished to know if she was unhappy; but I felt it was not my province to inquire: I might endeavour to win her confidence; but, if she chose to conceal her matrimonial cares from me, I would trouble her with no obtrusive questions.
Her freckles were more numerous and obtrusive than ever; the wind had ruffled her hatless hair into over-brilliant disorder; it had never looked redder than at that moment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Or, my juvenile friends," says Chadband, descending to the level of their comprehension with a very obtrusive demonstration in his greasily meek smile of coming a long way downstairs for the purpose, "if the master of this house was to go forth into the city and there see an eel, and was to come back, and was to call unto him the mistress of this house, and was to say, 'Sarah, rejoice with me, for I have seen an elephant