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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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Choose LED lights designed for outdoor use and with green wire cables, which are less obtrusive.
Furthermore, obtrusive columns in an off the grid configuration made planning the work space a challenge.
He is cautious and judicious with his abundant empirical materials, but not tentative; without being obtrusive, his theoretical and historiographical discussion is acute and sustained throughout the book, not concentrated in indigestible lumps in the introduction and conclusion; and as a writer he knows the function of a topic sentence.
At times imperceptible yet oddly omnipresent, neither obtrusive nor interesting yet strangely uplifting, the Muzak, it seems, has escaped the elevator.
The questions dealing with the narrator are crucial as they help to comprehend the Aristotelian division into the three main genres and basic notions from narratology such as showing/telling, obtrusive, self-conscious, omniscient narrators, etc.
After that, the Army wanted to be less obtrusive and made a conscious decision to lower that to one-third of the force and go to motorized vehicles.
Chief Planning Officer Alan Henderson said: "The deck and playareas are visually obtrusive elements in the garden and are notcharacteristic features in a conservation area.
MONORAILS, HOWEVER, RUN ABOVE THE FLOW OF TRAFFIC, AND NEW RAILS AND BEAMS ARE FAR LESS OBTRUSIVE THAN THEY USED TO BE.
Speaking as an architectural historian, I think the placing of a plain yet visually obtrusive object in the crossing of nave and transept has made an architectural mess of the design of many of Europe's great cathedrals.
Once clunky and obtrusive, some surveillance devices are now so small they're nearly undetectable.
The upward journey is an object lesson in how to hang a glass facade from the top while minimizing any obtrusive structural elements.
SIR - I would like to reply to the assertion made by Iori Gwyrfro (Western Mail, December 17) that Green Party members are 'quite happy to see 30 visually obtrusive wind turbines in Swansea Bay and at nearby Mynydd y Gwair'.