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 between layers (2) : plutonic
: having nothing that corresponds to a sound or letter in orthography or etymon <intrusive \t\ in \ˈmints\ for mince>
— intrusive noun
— in·tru·sive·ly adverb
— in·tru·sive·ness noun
Examples of INTRUSIVE
- a loud and intrusive person
- She tried to be helpful without being intrusive.
- Intrusive reporters disturbed their privacy.
First Known Use of INTRUSIVE
Related to INTRUSIVE
- busy, interfering, intruding, meddlesome, meddling, nosy (or nosey), obtrusive, officious, presuming, presumptuous, protrusive, prying, pushing, pushy, snoopy
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