What is another word for unobtrusive?

316 synonyms found


[ ʌnɒbtɹˈuːsɪv], [ ʌnɒbtɹˈuːsɪv], [ ʌ_n_ɒ_b_t_ɹ_ˈuː_s_ɪ_v]

Unobtrusive is a word used to describe something that is not noticeable or in the way. Other words that can be used as a synonym for unobtrusive include subtle, inconspicuous, unnoticeable, discreet, low-key, subdued, understated, and inconspicuous. These words have similar meanings and can be used interchangeably depending on the context in which they are being used. Whether used to describe a person's behavior or the design of a building, the word unobtrusive and its synonyms are used to suggest that something is not intrusive or overly obvious.

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What are the opposite words for unobtrusive?

The word "unobtrusive" means something that is not noticeable or inconspicuous. Its antonyms are noticeable, conspicuous, obtrusive, eye-catching, and attention-grabbing. These words indicate something that is very noticeable or stands out for its size, shape, or color. For instance, an eye-catching dress would be noticed by everyone for its unique design and bright color. On the other hand, an unobtrusive outfit would be something that is simple and does not grab attention. Hence, the choice of using these antonyms, depends on the context and purpose of your sentence.

Usage examples for Unobtrusive

The first was impressive and public, as the revelation upon Sinai; the other appealed far more to the heart than to the imagination, and befitted well the kingdom that was not with observation, the King who grew up like a tender plant, and did not strive nor cry, the redeeming influence which was at first unobtrusive as the least of all seeds, but became a tree, and the shelter of the fowls of heaven.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Exodus"
G. A. Chadwick
There was silence for a little after this and Alison cast one or two swift unobtrusive glances at her companion, who lay smoking opposite her on the other side of the fire.
"A Prairie Courtship"
Harold Bindloss
Then, although she would hardly have expected it before she went away, she found the spacious wooden house pleasantly cool and quiet after the stir and rush of life in the hot city, and Elcot's unobtrusive regard for her comfort soothing.
"A Prairie Courtship"
Harold Bindloss

Famous quotes with Unobtrusive

  • Poetry should be great and unobtrusive, a thing which enters into one's soul, and does not startle it or amaze it with itself, but with its subject.
    John Keats
  • While on TV Brown downplays his role in proceedings – which may be a sleight of hand in itself – here his personality is to the fore, helped by a witty script and some unobtrusive direction. And what comes across strongest, aside from the unfailingly impressive feats of memory and suggestion, is a wryly self-aware sense of humour. Here he knocks the ponderous, self-aggrandising stunts of closest peer David Blaine’s into a cocked hat. –
    Derren Brown
  • If possible, not to let the men so much as surmise that their officers anticipate aught amiss from them is the tacit rule in a military ship. And the more that some sort of trouble should really be apprehended the more do the officers keep that apprehension to themselves; tho' not the less unostentatious vigilance may be augmented. In the present instance the sentry placed over the prisoner had strict orders to let no one have communication with him but the Chaplain. And certain unobtrusive measures were taken absolutely to insure this point.
    Herman Melville
  • Poetry should be great and unobtrusive, a thing which enters into one's soul, and does not startle it or amaze it with itself, but with its subject.
    John Keats
  • We hate poetry that has a palpable design upon us — and if we do not agree, seems to put its hand in its breeches pocket. Poetry should be great and unobtrusive, a thing which enters into one's soul, and does not startle or amaze with itself, but with its subject.
    John Keats

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