What does intrusive mean?

Definitions for intrusiveɪnˈtru sɪv

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word intrusive.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. intrusive(adj)

    tending to intrude (especially upon privacy)

    "she felt her presence there was intrusive"

  2. intrusive(adj)

    of rock material; forced while molten into cracks between layers of other rock

  3. intrusive(adj)

    thrusting inward

    "an intrusive arm of the sea"


  1. intrusive(Noun)

    An igneous rock that is forced, while molten, into cracks or between other layers of rock

  2. intrusive(Adjective)

    Tending or apt to intrude; doing that which is not welcome; interrupting or disturbing; entering without right or welcome.

    Did it ever cross your mind that he might find all those questions you ask intrusive?

  3. intrusive(Adjective)

    Of rocks: forced, while in a plastic or molten state, into the cavities or between the cracks or layers of other rocks.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intrusive(adj)

    apt to intrude; characterized by intrusion; entering without right or welcome


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of intrusive in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of intrusive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. State John Kerry:

    Covert, of course, is the hardest, you need to have verification and intrusive inspection to be able to find covert facilities.

  2. Catherine Mayer:

    It's an amazingly intrusive kind of coverage that only women undergo and it means that at some point it will also turn because inevitably she will get older.

  3. Joseph Cirincione:

    We are likely to get from this deal one of the most intrusive inspection regimes ever put in for any agreement of this type, all of this would be supervised by international inspectors.

  4. State John Kerry:

    You can't bomb knowledge into oblivion unless you kill everybody. You can't bomb it away, the question is, can you provide an adequate level ... of intrusive inspections, structured tough requirements, limitations, all the insights necessary to be able to know to a certainty that a program is peaceful.

  5. James Robbins:

    The Iranians don’t want it to be intrusive … even under the nonproliferation treaty where Iran is already monitored, the United Nations has seen Iran doing things that already are very questionable … will the Iranians make this agreement, but 'you still can’t look at everything we have' … if that is the case then we have no reason to trust them, there is very little reason to trust Iran.

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