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Definition of the adjective obtrusive

What does obtrusive mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. sticking out; protruding
  2. undesirably noticeable
    • examples: the obtrusive behavior of a spoiled child | equally obtrusive was the graffiti
    • similar: noticeable

Alternative definition of the adjective obtrusive


  1. Sticking out; protruding.
  2. Noticeable; prominent, especially in a displeasing way.
  3. See Pushy.

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Google previewThe International Encyclopedia of Media Effects, 4 Volume Set (2017)

by Patrick R?ssler

Because obtrusive issues are defined as issues obtruding into people's everyday lives, personal experience in many instances will sufficiently orient individuals to the situation at hand. The result is a low need for any additional orientation, a circumstance that predicts low correlations between the media agenda and public agenda.

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Scrabble value of O1B3T1R1U1S1I1V4E1

The value of this 9-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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