- having or showing a disposition to obtrude, as by imposing oneself or one’s opinions on others.
- (of a thing) obtruding itself: an obtrusive error.
- protruding; projecting.
- obtruding or tending to obtrude
- sticking out; protruding; noticeable
adj.1660s, from Latin obtrus-, past participle stem of obtrudere (see obtrude) + -ive. Related: Obtrusively; obtrusiveness.