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[ UK /ʌnɒbtɹˈuːsɪv/ ]
[ US /ˌənəbˈtɹusɪv/ ]
  1. not obtrusive or undesirably noticeable
    a quiet, unobtrusive life of self-denial
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How To Use unobtrusive In A Sentence

  • It's not often you can eat the utensils, and the friendly, unobtrusive service saw to it we never wanted for extra injera, so we were pleased. - 1 / 2
  • Google says they will be, quote, "unobtrusive" -- uh-huh, likely story -- and will appear at the bottom of some of the videos for 10 seconds. CNN Transcript Aug 22, 2007
  • The background music is played at an unobtrusive level and there is little or no traffic noise to disturb you.
  • They will try to make sure everything is almost neurotically unobtrusive, bridezilla in reverse. Times, Sunday Times
  • Tiny rustic villages, with churches humble and unobtrusive, and prominent calvaries, are passed one after the other. Normandy, Illustrated, Complete
  • The birds were constantly on the move, their quiet and unobtrusive progress hiding very considerable speed.
  • His next sentence unobtrusively removed an argument that might have been used against me in the leadership contest.
  • The decor is tasteful and unobtrusive without being bland and it is spiced up by some great artworks and top-notch fixtures and fittings. The Sun
  • He must find some place where, like a chameleon, he could merge unobtrusively into the background until he could contact Jerrold. TANK OF SERPENTS
  • Of course, this naturalness is an illusion (a transcript of thought and conversation would yield mostly a slop of imprecision and repetition), but O'Nan's fingerprints are unobtrusive. A Close Read
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