Etymology
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obtrusive (adj.)

"given to thrusting one's self or one's opinions upon the company or notice of others, characterized by forcibly thrusting (oneself, etc.) into notice or prominence," 1660s, from Latin obtrus-, past participle stem of obtrudere (see obtrude) + -ive. Related: Obtrusively; obtrusiveness.

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Definitions of obtrusive

obtrusive (adj.)
sticking out; protruding;
obtrusive (adj.)
undesirably noticeable;
the obtrusive behavior of a spoiled child
equally obtrusive was the graffiti
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