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EtymologyEdit

Latin obtrūsus + -ive. See obtrude

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /əbˈtɹuːsɪv/
  • Hyphenation: ob‧tru‧sive

AdjectiveEdit

obtrusive (comparative more obtrusive, superlative most obtrusive)

  1. Sticking out; protruding.
    The facade of the building was ornamented with obtrusive sculpted designs.
  2. Noticeable; prominent, especially in a displeasing way.
    He has an obtrusive forehead.
  3. Pushy.
    The office manager is an unpleasantly obtrusive individual.

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AdjectiveEdit

obtrusive

  1. feminine plural of obtrusivo