- (of a rock) having been forced between preexisting rocks or rock layers while in a molten or plastic condition.
- noting or pertaining to plutonic rocks.
Origin of intrusive
Synonyms for intrusive
Related Words for intrusivenosy, invasive, forward, meddlesome, meddling, presumptuous, prying, interfering, protruding
Examples from the Web for intrusive
Contemporary Examples of intrusive
In a message that would resonate profoundly if given today, he warned against the intrusive power of a faceless state.Remembering Reagan’s Defining Speech
October 27, 2014
This disdain stems from anger at intrusive Congressional action and feckless Congressional inaction.Former Lobbyist Jack Abramoff On Congressional Travel Disclosure
July 4, 2014
As the Smiths took off, he became frustrated by what he perceived as inaccurate and intrusive reporting.Speed Read: 13 Juiciest Bits From Morrissey’s ‘Autobiography’
October 17, 2013
And of course this would be backed by the most intrusive inspections agreements.Iran, Try Peace or Get War
Leslie H. Gelb
September 24, 2013
This is the first generation of child stars who have only ever known constant media scrutiny of the most intrusive kind.Miley Cyrus: The Nadir of American Civilization?
August 28, 2013
Historical Examples of intrusive
For all his assertiveness in matters of opinion he is not an intrusive person.Notes on My Books
This was impertinent, but then she herself was an intrusive guest.They of the High Trails
"If they would not think me inquisitive or intrusive," answered Clementina.
I had been a fortnight at Janenne when my intrusive phantom left me on Lorette.Schwartz: A History
David Christie Murray
Do not think me intrusive or importunate if I now call, dear sir, on you, to remember it!'Art in England