Obtrusive means several things. It can mean “annoying” – in which case it
would be signed as “bother. It can mean “highly noticeable” for which we
would inflect the sign “notice” to mean “highly noticeable.” It can mean
“sticking out.” To sign “sticking out” we would need to know what it is that
the obtrusive item is sticking out from. How we sign “sticking out” will
vary wildly and we will end up using classifiers to show the shape of what
is being described as well as its size and relationship to the item from
which it is sticking out. Thus the concept of “obtrusive” might well be
considered to have an “infinite” number of signs.
BOTHER: The dominant hand "chops" twice into the webbed
area between the thumb and index finger of the non-dominant hand:
Note: if you do the movement just once, this sign
tends to mean "interrupt."
This sign means to
intervene or "come between."
This sign is very similar
to intermission. The only real differences are the facial expression
(notice, I'm not a happy camper in this one?) and the sign is done farther
out from the body. When you do it farther out from the body it conveys the
meaning of affecting others.
This sign means to
show something poking a hole into and/or out of something. The
somewhat "negative facial expression" I'm using here is to match the general
meaning of the term "obtrusive." However, if you precede this sign
with the sign "THINK" the combination can mean "get it through your head."
This sign can mean "show
up" or "come up." It is being done with an "annoying" facing
expression to indicate whatever it is that is "popping up" is obtrusive.
This sign shows an
obtrusive "hump." For example, maybe one of those obtrusive "speed bumps"
they put in the road to help people remember to drive the speed limit.
This sign can mean such
things as "catch my eye" or "I picked that one out right away."
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