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obtrusive

ob·tru·sive

obtrusive

 
 
pronunciation:
b tru sihv
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: attracting unwanted notice.
He thought the long scar was obtrusive and attempted to hide it.She decided it would be too obtrusive to sit in the front row at her child's rehearsal.
synonyms:
conspicuous, distinct, flagrant, glaring, prominent, pronounced
antonyms:
inconspicuous, unobtrusive
similar words:
blatant, flaming, marked, noticeable, obvious, patent, unmistakable
definition 2: aggressive and self-assertive, or inclined to be so.
He didn't want to appear obtrusive, so he kept quiet or responded diplomatically.
synonyms:
aggressive, assertive, brash, forward, presumptuous, pushy, self-assertive
antonyms:
low-key, shy
similar words:
blatant, bold, familiar, insolent
definition 3: sticking or pushing out; protruding.
An obtrusive tooth spoiled his smile.
synonyms:
bulging, jutting, projecting, prominent, protruding, protrusive, protuberant
derivations: obtrusively (adv.), obstrusiveness (n.)
Word Parts
The word obtrusive contains the following part:
trud, trus Latin root that means push
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