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unobtrusive adj : not obtrusive or undesirably noticeable; "a quiet, unobtrusive life of self-denial" [syn: unnoticeable] [ant: obtrusive]

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  1. not noticeable or blatant; inconspicuous
    • "Sometimes she and Miss Baker talked at once, unobtrusively and with a bantering inconsequence that was never quite chatter, that was as cool as their white dresses and their impersonal eyes in the absence of all desire." --F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Chapter 1



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