she was unobtrusive and shy

inconspicuous, unnoticeable, low-key, discreet, circumspect, understated, unostentatious
extrovert, conspicuous

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  • Unobtrusive — Un ob*tru sive, a. Not obtrusive; not presuming; modest. {Un ob*tru sive*ly}, adv. {Un ob*tru sive*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unobtrusive — I adjective clandestine, covert, humble, meek, modest, natural, passive, quiet, reserved, restrained, reticent, retiring, self effacing, shrinking, simple, subdued, surreptitious, unassuming, unconspicuous, undercover, underground, unimposing,… …   Law dictionary

  • unobtrusive — from UN (Cf. un ) (1) + obtrusive (see OBTRUDE (Cf. obtrude)). Related: Unobtrusively …   Etymology dictionary

  • unobtrusive — [adj] keeping a low profile humble, inconspicuous, low key, low profile, meek, modest, quiet, reserved, restrained, retiring, self effacing, soft pedaled*, subdued, tasteful, unassuming, unnoticeable, unostentatious, unpretentious; concepts… …   New thesaurus

  • unobtrusive — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not conspicuous or attracting attention. DERIVATIVES unobtrusively adverb unobtrusiveness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • unobtrusive — [spelling only] …   English World dictionary

  • unobtrusive — [[t]ʌ̱nəbtru͟ːsɪv[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe something or someone as unobtrusive, you mean that they are not easily noticed or do not draw attention to themselves. [FORMAL] The coffee table is glass, to be as unobtrusive as possible... He… …   English dictionary

  • unobtrusive — un|ob|tru|sive [ˌʌnəbˈtru:sıv] adj not easily noticed ▪ The staff are trained to be unobtrusive. >unobtrusively adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • unobtrusive — un|ob|tru|sive [ ,ʌnəb trusıv ] adjective not attracting much attention or causing much reaction from other people: Staff offer unobtrusive and efficient service. ╾ un|ob|tru|sive|ly adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • unobtrusive — adjective not attracting attention and therefore not likely to be noticed: a quiet unobtrusive student unobtrusively adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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