preobtrusive

obtrusive

[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.

Origin:
1660–70; < Latin obtrūs(us) (see obtrusion) + -ive

obtrusively, adverb
obtrusiveness, noun
hyperobtrusive, adjective
hyperobtrusively, adverb
hyperobtrusiveness, noun
preobtrusive, adjective


1. interfering, meddlesome, officious, presumptuous. 2. blatant.
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obtrusive (əbˈtruːsɪv)
 
adj
1.  obtruding or tending to obtrude
2.  sticking out; protruding; noticeable
 
ob'trusively
 
adv
 
ob'trusiveness
 
n

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