Definitions for intrusiveɪnˈtru sɪv

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•tru•siveɪnˈtru sɪv(adj.)

  1. tending or apt to intrude; annoying.

  2. characterized by or involving intrusion.

  3. intruding; thrusting in.

  4. (of a rock) having been forced between preexisting rocks or rock layers while in a molten or plastic condition. of or pertaining to plutonic rocks.

    Category: Geology

  5. of or designating a speech sound inserted in connected speech where it is not present in the spelling, as an r-sound inserted by some speakers before -ing in the word drawing; excrescent.

    Category: Phonetics

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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


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