Definition of intrusive
2a : projecting inward an intrusive arm of the seab (1) of a rock : having been forced while in a plastic state into cavities or between layers (2) : plutonic
3 : having nothing that corresponds to a sound or letter in orthography or etymon intrusive \t\ in \ˈmints\ for mince
Examples of intrusive in a sentence
a loud and intrusive person
She tried to be helpful without being intrusive.
Intrusive reporters disturbed their privacy.
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Synonym Discussion of intrusive
INTRUSIVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of intrusive for English Language Learners
: annoying someone by interfering with their privacy : intruding where you are not wanted or welcome
Legal Definition of intrusive
: characterized by intrusion
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