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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Inobtrusive in-ob-trōō′siv unobtrusive
    • ***


In literature:

He did the cleaning himself, and was as efficient and inobtrusive a housewife as any woman.
"Aaron's Rod" by D. H. Lawrence
Less than three weeks later, Hilda had inobtrusively departed from No.
"Hilda Lessways" by Arnold Bennett
The little inobtrusive haven of Beer was in every way convenient for smugglers, and was naturally much beloved by them.
"Devon, Its Moorlands, Streams and Coasts" by Rosalind Northcote
The piety of the South is inobtrusive.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
These are inobtrusive, silent testimonies; but they are here, and need only to be sought to unfold their prophecies.
"Pastoral Days" by William Hamilton Gibson