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in·tru·sive

 (ĭn-tro͞o′sĭv, -zĭv)
adj.
1. Intruding or tending to intrude.
2. Geology Of or relating to igneous rock that is forced while molten into cracks or between other layers of rock.
3. Linguistics Epenthetic.

in·tru′sive·ly adv.
in·tru′sive·ness n.

intrusive

(ɪnˈtruːsɪv)
adj
1. characterized by intrusion or tending to intrude
2. (Geological Science) (of igneous rocks) formed by intrusion. Compare extrusive2
3. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics relating to or denoting a speech sound that is introduced into a word or piece of connected speech for a phonetic rather than a historical or grammatical reason, such as the (r) often pronounced between idea and of in the idea of it
inˈtrusively adv
inˈtrusiveness n

in•tru•sive

(ɪnˈtru sɪv)

adj.
1. tending or apt to intrude; annoying.
2. characterized by or involving intrusion.
3. intruding; thrusting in.
4.
a. (of a rock) having been forced between preexisting rocks or rock layers while in a molten or plastic condition.
b. of or pertaining to plutonic rocks.
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.
[1375–1425]
in•tru′sive•ly, adv.
in•tru′sive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.intrusive - tending to intrude (especially upon privacy); "she felt her presence there was intrusive"
not intrusive, unintrusive - not interfering or meddling
2.intrusive - of rock material; forced while molten into cracks between layers of other rock
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
extrusive - of rock material; forced out while molten through cracks in the earth's surface
3.intrusive - thrusting inward; "an intrusive arm of the sea"
concave - curving inward
protrusive - thrusting outward

intrusive

adjective
1. interfering, disturbing, invasive, unwanted, presumptuous, uncalled-for, importunate The cameras were not an intrusive presence.
2. pushy (informal), forward, interfering, unwanted, impertinent, nosy (informal), officious, meddlesome Her bodyguards were less than gentle with intrusive journalists.
3. personal, forward, prying, impertinent, offensive, unwanted, nosy (informal) She faced intrusive questions about her sexual past.

intrusive

adjective
2. Given to intruding in other people's affairs:
Translations
intrusifintrusifsintrusiveintrusives

intrusive

[ɪnˈtruːsɪv] ADJ [reporter] → entrometido, indiscreto; [question] → indiscreto; [noise, presence] → molesto

intrusive

[ɪnˈtruːsɪv] adj [person] → importun(e), gênant(e); [thing] → gênant(e)

intrusive

adj personaufdringlich; presencestörend; government, legislationeinmischend; (Phon) → intrusiv

intrusive

[ɪnˈtruːsɪv] adjimportuno/a
References in classic literature ?
I'll come back,' I said earnestly, through the soft, intrusive darkness.
The sound of footsteps was not harsh, bold, decided, and intrusive, as the gait of strangers would naturally be, making authoritative entrance into a dwelling where they knew themselves unwelcome.
The first time was three or four years since, when I favoured the reader -- inexcusably, and for no earthly reason that either the indulgent reader or the intrusive author could imagine -- with a description of my way of life in the deep quietude of an Old Manse.
In the meantime, let me not be considered intrusive if I remind you that we are all mortal, and that the lost opportunity can never be recalled.
We can't be happy together for five minutes in the evening, but some intrusive female knocks at the door, and says, 'Oh, if you please, Miss Dora, would you step upstairs
whispered the girl, burying her face in the lap of the faded, tired-looking woman who, with back turned to the shrill intrusive light, was sitting in the one arm-chair that their dingy sitting-room contained.
And how intrusive you are, how you insist and grimace
Oh, if you're bashful, and dread being intrusive, you need only commission me.
I can see them now--hanging over the little temple, as if to keep out the intrusive sun.
Keen Traders- Intrusive Habits - Abhorrence of Drunkenness- Anecdote of Comcomly.
But still it was a display of fancy, a sign of grace; but at that moment these figures appeared to me weird and intrusive and strangely alive in their attenuated grace of unearthly beings concealing a power to see and hear.
I'm afraid you'll think me odiously intrusive, but you know I MUST have a garden--upon my honor I must