• WordNet 3.6
    • n obtrusiveness an unwelcome conspicuousness
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n obtrusiveness The state or character of being obtrusive.
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In literature:

Of course you did have a chance to buy: but salesmanship was not obtrusive.
"Riviera Towns" by Herbert Adams Gibbons
It mattered not that her presence there showed her to be vulgar, impertinent, and obtrusive.
"Kept in the Dark" by Anthony Trollope
But surely there was the additional and more obtrusive reason that the face affords the means of identifying the individual!
"The Evolution of the Dragon" by G. Elliot Smith
The most independent and obtrusively happy people one noticed in New Orleans were the negroes.
"Four Years in Rebel Capitals" by T. C. DeLeon
In all styles, especially in letter-writing, a final emphasis must not be so frequent as to become obtrusive and monotonous.
"How to Write Clearly" by Edwin A. Abbott
The gypsy woman became more obtrusive, seeing she had put the girl to confusion.
"Debts of Honor" by Maurus Jókai
The girls were not as obtrusive as they had been.
"Elder Conklin" by Frank Harris
The very obtrusiveness and uncharitableness of his religion proved its unreality.
"Julian Home" by Dean Frederic W. Farrar
In this group the accompaniments all receive an attention that gives them meaning without obtrusiveness.
"Contemporary American Composers" by Rupert Hughes
The obtrusion is brought about in many other ways.
"The Arena" by Various

In poetry:

The gray earth dawning up, cold, comfortless;
With its obtrusive I am written large
Upon its face!
"Within and Without: Part II: A Dramatic Poem" by George MacDonald
O Youth! enchanting stage, profusely bless'd!
Bliss even obtrusive courts the frolic mind;
Of health neglectful, yet by health caress'd,
Careless of favour, yet secure to find.
"Elegy XI. He Complains How Soon the Pleasing Novelty of Life Is Over" by William Shenstone
When the mind is distracted, oft visions obtrusive
Collect round the couch, and appear to the eye,
When the frame is disorder'd, oft fancies illusive
Impose, that the vigor of health would defy.
"How Canst Thou Doubt?" by Charlotte Dacre

In news:

A bow net made of criss-crossed lacing will be equally effective but less obtrusive, and it will add less windage.
Fewer and less obtrusive pop-up warnings.
Although wearing white past Labor Day is an outdated fashion rule, at times an entirely bright, monochrome outfit is obtrusive and offbeat.
Other drivers may find the center armrest a bit obtrusive on manual transmission Foresters .
Such units are mounted above deck, and so they are fairly high profile—some might say obtrusive.
Mathematicians take their cues from owl wings to design quieter , less obtrusive planes.

In science:

The higher the ratio, the less obtrusive the background noise is.
Computational time-reversal imaging with a small number of random and noisy measurements
A primary goal I had when taping was to minimize the obtrusiveness of the video recording, because I think that what people perceive they are doing affects what they actually do.
Technical paper: Collecting classroom video on a budget