Obstructive vs Obtrusive - What's the difference?

obstructive | obtrusive |


As adjectives the difference between obstructive and obtrusive

is that obstructive is causing obstructions while obtrusive is sticking out; protruding.

obstructive

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Causing obstructions.
  • * I wanted to see his report on me, but my manager was being obstructive .
  • Derived terms

    * obstructively * obstructiveness

    obtrusive

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Sticking out; protruding.
  • The facade of the building was ornamented with obtrusive sculpted designs.
  • Noticeable]]; prominent, especially in a [[displease, displeasing way.
  • He has an obtrusive forehead.
  • Pushy.
  • The office manager is an unpleasantly obtrusive individual.

    Synonyms

    * (sticking out) bulging, jutting * (pushy) impertinent, intrusive