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Definition of "unobtrusive" []

  • Not undesirably noticeable or blatant; inconspicuous. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "unobtrusive" in a sentence
  • ""Nudging people for their own benefit in unobtrusive ways is part of what the co-authors call “libertarian paternalism,” a seeming oxymoron that links the notions of freedom from constraint and firm, well-intentioned guidance.""
  • "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."
  • "He was some years younger than Marsden, and dressed soberly but in the very height of fashion, his lightly starched collar reaching to his ears, and a white waistcoat picked out with black calling unobtrusive attention to the slenderness of his waist."