obtrusive

The ten foot tall plastic, football-shaped refrigerator did not belong among the chintz couches of the ladylike living room. It was obtrusive to say the least, meaning it stood out in a bad way.

Something that obtrudes sticks out, like a sore thumb. Wear a leopard-print toga to a gathering of PETA supporters, or ask loudly if wine is being served at an Alcoholics' Anonymous meeting — these are examples of obtrusive behavior, which draws attention to you and makes you stick out, but not in a good way.

DEFINITIONS OF: obtrusive

1

adj sticking out; protruding

Synonyms
protrusive
thrusting outward

adj undesirably noticeable

“the obtrusive behavior of a spoiled child”
“equally obtrusive was the graffiti”
Synonyms:
noticeable
Antonyms:
unnoticeable, unobtrusive
not obtrusive or undesirably noticeable
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