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obtrusive

(ŏb-troo′siv) [L. obtrudere, to thrust against]
1. Aggressively and unpleasantly noticeable.
2. Forced into one's awareness.
3. Starkly contrasted with the environment.
obtrusiveness (′siv-nĕs)
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So, how do we make security meaningful without being obtrusive or without obstructing economic activities.
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Secondly, who pays for the production and erection of these garish and obtrusive yellow boards?
Coun Judith Woodman claims to be concerned about the historic castle; oh yeah, when the council promotes obtrusive rally cars by the castle's main gate
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During refurbishment work on the Hill in the 1980s, it was felt that the boulder was an obtrusive feature (it had no historical significance in itself) so it was removed.
As with all good writers these hints are never obtrusive and the plot takes its own time to unwind.
Keeping track of a soldier's vital signs while he's clearing a building would be an obtrusive and daunting, not to mention dangerous, task.
I would like to complain about this obtrusive music which programme makers, on all TV channels, seem to think has to be added to some wonderful programmes where the commentary is drowned out by it.
Not only does obtrusive light result in the loss of the enjoyment of the night sky, but it also results in huge amounts of energy being wasted.
Choose LED lights designed for outdoor use and with green wire cables, which are less obtrusive.