Today's Word "obtrude"

To thrust out or to push out on

Published in Vocabulary

obtrude \uhb-TROOD; ob-\ (transitive verb) - 1 : To thrust out; to push out. 2 : To force or impose (one's self, remarks, opinions, etc.) on others with undue insistence or without solicitation.

(intransitive verb) - To thrust upon a group or upon attention; to intrude.

"I think we feel that to speak of our sufferings or, deeper feelings is to obtrude oneself, to make a fuss, to be self-concerned, when we might be concerned..." -- John Galsworthy, 'Saint's Progress'


Obtrude is from Latin obtrudere, "to thrust upon, to force," from ob, "in front of, before" + trudere, "to push, to thrust."




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