unobtrusive

  • 1 Unobtrusive — Un ob*tru sive, a. Not obtrusive; not presuming; modest. {Un ob*tru sive*ly}, adv. {Un ob*tru sive*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 unobtrusive — I adjective clandestine, covert, humble, meek, modest, natural, passive, quiet, reserved, restrained, reticent, retiring, self effacing, shrinking, simple, subdued, surreptitious, unassuming, unconspicuous, undercover, underground, unimposing,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 unobtrusive — from UN (Cf. un ) (1) + obtrusive (see OBTRUDE (Cf. obtrude)). Related: Unobtrusively …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 unobtrusive — [adj] keeping a low profile humble, inconspicuous, low key, low profile, meek, modest, quiet, reserved, restrained, retiring, self effacing, soft pedaled*, subdued, tasteful, unassuming, unnoticeable, unostentatious, unpretentious; concepts… …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 unobtrusive — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not conspicuous or attracting attention. DERIVATIVES unobtrusively adverb unobtrusiveness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 unobtrusive — [spelling only] …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 unobtrusive — [[t]ʌ̱nəbtru͟ːsɪv[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe something or someone as unobtrusive, you mean that they are not easily noticed or do not draw attention to themselves. [FORMAL] The coffee table is glass, to be as unobtrusive as possible... He… …

    English dictionary

  • 8 unobtrusive — un|ob|tru|sive [ˌʌnəbˈtru:sıv] adj not easily noticed ▪ The staff are trained to be unobtrusive. >unobtrusively adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 unobtrusive — un|ob|tru|sive [ ,ʌnəb trusıv ] adjective not attracting much attention or causing much reaction from other people: Staff offer unobtrusive and efficient service. ╾ un|ob|tru|sive|ly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 10 unobtrusive — adjective not attracting attention and therefore not likely to be noticed: a quiet unobtrusive student unobtrusively adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 unobtrusive — adjective she was unobtrusive and shy Syn: inconspicuous, unnoticeable, low key, discreet, circumspect, understated, unostentatious Ant: extrovert, conspicuous …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 12 unobtrusive — UK [ˌʌnəbˈtruːsɪv] / US [ˌʌnəbˈtrusɪv] adjective formal not attracting much attention or causing much reaction from other people Staff offer unobtrusive and efficient service. Derived word: unobtrusively adverb …

    English dictionary

  • 13 unobtrusive — adjective Date: 1743 not obtrusive ; not blatant, arresting, or aggressive ; inconspicuous • unobtrusively adverb • unobtrusiveness noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 unobtrusive — unobtrusively, adv. unobtrusiveness, n. /un euhb trooh siv/, adj. not obtrusive; inconspicuous, unassertive, or reticent. [1735 45; UN 1 + OBTRUSIVE] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 15 unobtrusive — adjective not noticeable or blatant; inconspicuous …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 unobtrusive — Synonyms and related words: Attic, aesthetic, artistic, back door, backstairs, chaste, choice, clandestine, classic, covert, excellent, feline, furtive, hidlings, hole and corner, hugger mugger, humble, in good taste, meek, modest, of choice, of… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 unobtrusive — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. unassertive, unpretentious, shy, modest, retiring, timid. See modesty. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. inconspicuous, modest, unassuming, meek; see humble 1 , reserved 3 , III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 unobtrusive — adj. not obtrusive; not intrusive; inconspicuous …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 unobtrusive — adjective not conspicuous or attracting attention. Derivatives unobtrusively adverb unobtrusiveness noun …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 unobtrusive — a. Modest, retiring, unostentatious, unpretending, unpretentious, unassuming …

    New dictionary of synonyms


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