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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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Applying, as suggested paradigmatically by Edgar Allan Poe's notorious purloined letter, the formula of the excessively obvious, the obtrusively self-evident clue placed before the eyes of the whole world, "Wakefield" can be read as a missive that has been turned like a (French) glove inside out, redirected and resealed.
Hatzantonis's statement that Kazantzakis "devotes the greatest part of his account to Spain's literature" (789) is evident merely from scanning the pages of Spain, which even obtrusively reference Don Quijote, Santa Teresa, Unamuno, and numerous other literary figures and authors.
In addition to trying to squeeze the same television commercial onto a second screen (big mistake), another error would be delivering content obtrusively.
Besides paper-and-pencil diaries, electronic diaries collecting data through new technologies such as smart phones could be done less obtrusively, especially with a large sample size.
And yet the burial mounds, in the way they rise obtrusively above the surface of the earth, also represent the difficulty of fully burying the past, the way it inevitably intrudes into the present (perhaps more so if we deny it).
Although firmly anchored by a growling bass line, the percussion was obtrusively intense and the harmonics uncomfortably piercing.
In addition to, and at odds with, the Society-page narrator so frequently, and obtrusively, in evidence, Waugh offers also a minimalist, almost invisible narrator in much of the novel.
One person who did not stand in solidarity was the woman going around with a camera obtrusively filming each demonstrator.
While Yatsuk says "some people objected to the way it looks," the district has creatively tried to incorporate such environmental design changes as least obtrusively as they could be.
What is more, the Government asserted that any extra-afforded process to Hamdi would greatly hamper the Executive's ability to wage war, and required compliance with judicial discovery proceedings would obtrusively invade on sensitive national security interests.
One side of it effectively borders the M6 which a) limits access and b) means the area is obtrusively loud.
The passage of time has exaggerated the physical differences between Klimt's cartoons and the end product--most obtrusively through the darkening of the paper and the preserved whiteness of the marble.