protrusive

[proh-troo-siv, pruh-]
adjective
1.
projecting or protuberant; thrusting forward, upward, or outward.
3.
Archaic. pushing forward; having propulsive force.

Origin:
1670–80; < Latin prōtrūs(us) (past participle of prōtrūdere to protrude) + -ive

protrusively, adjective
protrusiveness, noun
nonprotrusive, adjective
nonprotrusively, adverb
nonprotrusiveness, noun
unprotrusive, adjective
unprotrusively, adverb
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protrusive (prəˈtruːsɪv)
 
adj
1.  tending to project or jut outwards
2.  a less common word for obtrusive
3.  archaic causing propulsion
 
protrusively
 
adv
 
protrusiveness
 
n

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Her face is long and tranquil, with dark eyes shaded beneath the protrusive brow.
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