A Word A Day : Unobtrusive
Tuesday, 26th February 2008 : Today's Word is ...
( Adjective )
Pronunciation : ùnneb-trossiv
1. Not undesirably noticeable or blatant
2. Keeping a low profile
1533, from Latin obstructionem
) "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
is free of noise or uproar or making little if any sound.
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.
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