1. an unwelcome conspicuousness
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How To Use obtrusiveness In A Sentence

  • They're everywhere these birds, but they rather specialise in unobtrusiveness. Times, Sunday Times
  • With similar unobtrusiveness, it yesterday turned in a set of record first-half results. Times, Sunday Times
  • A notable feature of the temple was the unobtrusiveness of its entrances.
  • William Ivey Long's dress for Miss Gien is a simple, beige, loose-fitting second skin; Larry Moss has directed with similar unobtrusiveness.
  • Owen also provides plenty of poignancy, and does so with admirable unobtrusiveness.
  • This portraiture is accomplished with remarkable skill, the traits both individual and national being marked with great nicety without obtrusiveness. Poems: Descriptive, Dramatic, Legendary and Contemplative, by William Gilmore Simms, Esq. In Two Volumes: Vol. II. I. Southern Passages and Pictures; II. Historical and Dramatic Sketches; III. Scripture Legends; IV. Francesca Da Rimini
  • The New York hackmen, for instance, are very obliging and attentive; but if it would not seem ungrateful, I would hazard the statement that their attentions are unremitting to the degree of being almost embarrassing, and proffered to the verge of obtrusiveness. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 69, July, 1863
  • But keepers of the Coldplay and Travis flames will warm to its inoffensiveness, its unobtrusiveness and its lack of challenge.
  • Don Corleone is a technicolour character who lives life with a blend of unobtrusiveness and swagger.
  • Maybe unobtrusiveness was what Gray was going for, but it is possible to be understated without being monotonous.
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