Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • noun

Antonyms for obtrusiveness

an unwelcome conspicuousness

Related Words

References in periodicals archive ?
who had previously been worried about its obtrusiveness there.
Despite the ambiguous nature of this narrator--who throughout the text combines limited omniscience with a complex style that conveys erudition, solemnity, irony and humor--the Christian message becomes evident: for that reason, some critics have objected to the obtrusiveness of the author's voice in this long paragraph.
Obtrusiveness occurs when a piece of equipment is missing and we can't use it, and the "more urgently we need what is missing, and the more authentically it is encountered in its un-ready-to handness, all the more obtrusive does that which is ready-to-hand become" (103/73).
One particular highlight is a beautiful picture of Pope Shenouda III holding a vivid red rose to his nose,seeminglyunaware of the photographer's obtrusiveness.
When we notice what is un-ready-to-hand, that which is ready-to-hand enters the mode of obtrusiveness.
Brady has the happy faculty of being attentive without being officious, of possessing suavity without obtrusiveness, and is altogether the right man for the right place," declared a typically flattering story from the 1850s in Frank Leslie's Weekly.
Turning to the stylistic merits of the Time Machine segments--and not just their proclaimed obtrusiveness as excessively flashy, overly documentary, philosophically deterministic baggage for an effective war novel and campaign narrative--critics have been imperceptive.
Heidegger uses the terms conspicuousness, obtrusiveness, and obstinacy to indicate types of disruption (pp.
32) Following her parents' example, Juliane self-regulates and insists on a second revelation, forcing the young men to tell the millers the truth about her status: "She had wanted to remain unknown, but now she preferred to give up this intention and reveal her name in order to put an end to the suspicions and obtrusiveness of the woman" (77).
For a country long used to VVIP obtrusiveness, their gesture came as a pleasant surprise to many spectators.
They have always "preferred soft outlines" and "have been ashamed of the obtrusiveness of their bones," since "a charge of leanness is nearly the worst a woman can bring against herself.
Come hunting season, try to blend the blind into the brush pile to minimize its obtrusiveness.
In 1999, Uzbekistan withdrew temporarily from the CSTO, citing its ineffectiveness and obtrusiveness.
Here, in a humorously cliched summary of the methodologies of anthropology, we see Coetzee's narrative technique in action, a technique learnt from Flaubert: namely, the ability "to enter and leave a character's consciousness with a minimum of obtrusiveness and to express judgments without seeming to do so" (Inner Workings 7).