Tuesday, 26th February 2008 : Today's Word is ...
( Adjective )
Pronunciation : �nneb-trossiv
1. Not undesirably noticeable or blatant
2. Keeping a low profile
1533, from Latin obstructionem (nom. obstructio) "a building up," from obstructus, pp. of obstruere "block up, build up, hinder," from ob "against" + struere "to pile, build"
inconspicuous, obscure, unconspicuous, unnoticeable, unremarkable, modest, bland, discreet, understated, self-effacing, shy, low-profile, unassuming, quiet
� Quiet is free of noise or uproar or making little if any sound.
� Quite means to the greatest extent or actually, really, or truly.
conspicuous, flaunting, noticeable, obtrusive
� She saw only that he was quiet and unobtrusive and she liked him for it.
� It made him nervous to feel himself an intruder; but he had learned to hide his feelings, and they found him quiet and unobtrusive.
� They liked to sit a while in his unobtrusive company, practising for solitude and sobering their minds in the man's rich silence.
� obtrusiveness : Noun
� unobtrusiveness : Noun
� unobtrusively : Adverb
� obtrusive : Adverb
� obtrusion : Noun
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