Definition of unobtrusive in English:

unobtrusive

Line breaks: un|ob¦tru¦sive
Pronunciation: /ʌnəbˈtruːsɪv
 
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adjective

Not conspicuous or attracting attention: the service was unobtrusive and efficient
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  • So pure and yet teeming with cultural meanings, white is at the same time unobtrusive and attention getting.
  • A quiet, unobtrusive presence, Recoing has been earning effusive praise for this role and rightly so.
  • So the Government, too, has been operating in a quiet, unobtrusive manner.
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unobtrusively

adverb
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  • A man that lived quietly and unobtrusively, loyal and committed to his family and faith, he will be missed by them and by the neighbours and relations he was so kind to.
  • The herons are returning, so quietly and unobtrusively you could easily miss their arrival.
  • The school's modest buildings stretch unobtrusively across the back of the tree-lined acre-sized quadrangle.

unobtrusiveness

noun
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  • Maybe unobtrusiveness was what Gray was going for, but it is possible to be understated without being monotonous.
  • Owen also provides plenty of poignancy, and does so with admirable unobtrusiveness.
  • Don Corleone is a technicolour character who lives life with a blend of unobtrusiveness and swagger.

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