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.
Recent Examples of intrusive from the Web
Pruitt, 49, sees himself as a champion of states' rights, pressing to diminish the intrusive authority of an overbearing federal agency.
Most of these devices are no more intrusive than a wristwatch.
No one wants to face involuntary manslaughter, so the evening becomes a nightmare of a corpse, intrusive neighbors and snooping law enforcement.
To be sure, some employees may find such efforts by employers intrusive.
Users on mobile devices in particular are not happy with the time-consuming and intrusive ads that many sites rely on to make money.
The latest clampdown, while less intrusive, targets foreigners in a new sphere: social media.
Anthony Haden-Guest, one of the film’s many talking heads, describes Hartman’s photographs as intimate rather than intrusive, while others comment about how Hartman is far different from typical paparazzi.
This includes a free-spirited — and childless — BFF, a poet/janitor/manny, and intrusive family members offering questionable advice.
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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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