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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 ?
There were the faces of friends, and foes, and of many that had been almost strangers peering intrusively from the crowd; there were the faces of young and blooming girls that were now old women; there were faces that the grave had changed and closed upon, but which the mind, superior to its power, still dressed in their old freshness and beauty, calling back the lustre of the eyes, the brightness of the smile, the beaming of the soul through its mask of clay, and whispering of beauty beyond the tomb, changed but to be heightened, and taken from earth only to be set up as a light, to shed a soft and gentle glow upon the path to Heaven.
I did not understand that she was hiding her feelings under irony, that this is usually the last refuge of modest and chaste-souled people when the privacy of their soul is coarsely and intrusively invaded, and that their pride makes them refuse to surrender till the last moment and shrink from giving expression to their feelings before you.
It was a folly, with the materiality of this daily life pressing so intrusively upon me, to attempt to fling myself back into another age, or to insist on creating the semblance of a world out of airy matter, when, at every moment, the impalpable beauty of my soap-bubble was broken by the rude contact of some actual circumstance.
We understand these individuals have impacted intrusively on the lives of those who live in Newport and we hope today will offer some comfort and justice.
This public installation, Excavations in Hymns of Clay', at India Habitat Centre is the work of Delhibased artist Manav Gupta, who wants to bring forth consciousness on sustainability, while non- intrusively transforming an architectural space in the heart of the city.
That said, it's intrusively large - dispensing with the unnecessary display would help - while the lack of wi-fi makes it more cumbersome than rival devices.
Ms Baird said: "Now local police are, for the first time being overseen intrusively at command level by an elected figure and any tendency to put force self-interest over public well-being can be challenged, so that it becomes, at least more difficult for these kind of events to recur.
22 ( ANI ): Apple has been reportedly relived temporarily of its ebooks antitrust-compliance monitor, after the tech giant alleged that the court-appointed monitor had been asking for a hefty fee and acting too intrusively.
We have seen and studied media reports of our embassy in Washington being among a list of diplomatic missions which were intrusively monitored by U.