obtrude obtrude  /əb ˈtrud/


  1. (v) push to thrust outward
  2. (v) thrust oneself in as if by force



  1. The effect is solemn and unostentatious, since where all is priceless nothing can obtrude in garish splendor.
  2. No such doubts obtrude upon the archaic fantasy world set up by the writers in the catalog to this show.



  • Wolfe wrote: "It may be that the art of pleasing has some connection to the art of writing. To be polite, considerate, controlled, to sink one's egotism, to conceal rather than to obtrude one's personality may profit the writer even as they profit...
    on Mar 20, 2006 By: Virginia Woolf Source: Christian Science Monitor

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