WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
ob•tru•sive /ɑbˈtrusɪv/USA pronunciation  adj. 
  1. causing attention in an unpleasant way:obtrusive gold decoration.
ob•tru•sive•ly, adv. 
ob•tru•sive•ness, n. [uncountable]See -trude-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
ob•tru•sive  (əb tro̅o̅siv),USA pronunciation adj. 
  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;
ob•trusive•ly, adv. 
ob•trusive•ness, n. 
  • Latin obtrūs(us) (see obtrusion) + -ive
  • 1660–70
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged interfering, meddlesome, officious, presumptuous.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged blatant.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

obtrusive /əbˈtruːsɪv/ adj
  1. obtruding or tending to obtrude
  2. sticking out; protruding; noticeable

obˈtrusively adv obˈtrusiveness n

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