Intrusive

  • 1 Intrusive — In*tru sive, a. Apt to intrude; characterized by intrusion; entering without right or welcome. [1913 Webster] {Intrusive rocks} (Geol.), rocks which have been forced, while in a plastic or melted state, into the cavities or between the cracks or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 intrusive — in·tru·sive /in trü siv/ adj: characterized by intrusion in·tru·sive·ly adv in·tru·sive·ness n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 intrusive — c.1400, from L. intrus , pp. stem of intrudere (see INTRUSION (Cf. intrusion)) + IVE (Cf. ive). Related: Intrusively; intrusiveness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 intrusive — impertinent, officious, meddlesome, obtrusive Analogous words: intruding, butting in, interloping, obtruding (see INTRUDE): inquisitive, prying, snoopy, nosy, *curious: interfering, meddling, intermeddling (see MEDDLE) Antonyms: retiring:… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 intrusive r — is the insertion of the sound of an unwritten r between one vowel sound and another, as in draw r ing for drawing and umbrella r organization for umbrella organization. Though much criticized, it is common even in received pronunciation and… …

    Modern English usage

  • 6 intrusive — [adj] obtrusive forward, interfering, invasive, meddlesome, meddling, nosy*, presumptuous, protruding, prying; concepts 401,542 …

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  • 7 intrusive — ► ADJECTIVE 1) intruding or tending to intrude. 2) (of igneous rock) that has been forced when molten into cracks in neighbouring strata. DERIVATIVES intrusively adverb intrusiveness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 intrusive — [in tro͞osiv] adj. [< L intrusus, pp. of intrudere (see INTRUDE) + IVE] 1. intruding or tending to intrude 2. Geol. designating or of igneous rock formed from magma that hardened while still within the earth, moon, etc.: cf. EXTRUSIVE (sense… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 intrusive — /ɪnˈtrusɪv/ (say in troohsiv), / zɪv/ (say ziv) adjective 1. intruding. 2. characterised by or involving intrusion: intrusive noise. 3. apt to intrude; coming unbidden or without welcome: intrusive phone calls. 4. violating one s privacy: an… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 10 intrusive — adjective Date: 15th century 1. a. characterized by intrusion b. intruding where one is not welcome or invited 2. a. projecting inward < an intrusive arm of the sea > b. (1) of a rock having been forced while in a plastic state into cavities or… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 intrusive — adj. VERBS ▪ be, prove, seem ▪ become ▪ find sth ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairl …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 intrusive — in|tru|sive [ ın trusıv ] adjective 1. ) interrupting a peaceful situation: intrusive noise/lights/tourists 2. ) becoming involved in something in a way that is not welcome: I found their question quite intrusive. intrusive press photographers …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 intrusive — [[t]ɪntru͟ːsɪv[/t]] ADJ GRADED Something that is intrusive disturbs your mood or your life in a way you do not like. The cameras were not an intrusive presence... Staff are courteous but never intrusive …

    English dictionary

  • 14 intrusive — UK [ɪnˈtruːsɪv] / US [ɪnˈtrusɪv] adjective 1) interrupting a peaceful situation intrusive noise/lights/tourists 2) becoming involved in something in a way that is not welcome I found their question quite intrusive. intrusive press photographers …

    English dictionary

  • 15 intrusive — intrusively, adv. intrusiveness, n. /in trooh siv/, adj. 1. tending or apt to intrude; coming without invitation or welcome: intrusive memories of a lost love. 2. characterized by or involving intrusion. 3. intruding; thrusting in. 4. Geol. a.… …

    Universalium

  • 16 intrusive — 1. adjective a) 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? b) …

    Wiktionary

  • 17 intrusive — ● intrusif, intrusive adjectif (de intrusion) Se dit de roches (filons magmatiques, roches salines) qui remontent en traversant des formations préexistantes …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 18 intrusive — in|tru|sive [ınˈtru:sıv] adj affecting someone s private life or interrupting them in an unwanted and annoying way ▪ They found the television cameras too intrusive …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 intrusive — adjective affecting someone s private life or interrupting them in an unwanted and annoying way: They found the television cameras too intrusive …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 intrusive — adjective an intrusive journalist Syn: intruding, invasive, obtrusive, unwelcome, pushy; meddlesome, prying, impertinent, interfering; informal nosy, snoopy See note at impertinent …

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