SYNONYMS | EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN adjective tending or apt to intrude; coming without invitation or welcome: intrusive memories of a lost love. characterized by or involving intrusion. intruding; thrusting in. . Geology (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 late Middle English
word dating back to
see origin at
-ive Related forms in·tru·sive·ly, adverb in·tru·sive·ness, noun non·in·tru·sive, adjective non·in·tru·sive·ly, adverb un·in·tru·sive, adjective un·in·tru·sive·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for intrusively Historical Examples of intrusively
Do you think that because you are in your own house you can be as
intrusively insulting as you choose?
Ozias Midwinter, after
intrusively rising to the surface, had conveniently dropped out of sight again.
The old ragged abodes of wretchedness seemed to be too clearly defined—to stand out too
intrusively against the bright blue sky.
Note the Hogarthian touch of the p. 118initials carved on the window, sufficiently distinct and yet not
A question often put when a jaw-breaking word has been
intrusively uttered by savants. British Dictionary definitions for intrusively adjective characterized by intrusion or tending to intrude phonetics relating to or denoting a speech sound that is introduced into a word or piece of connected speech for a phonetic rather than a historical or grammatical reason, such as the (r) often pronounced between idea and of in the idea of it Derived Forms intrusively, adverb intrusiveness, noun
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Word Origin and History for intrusively adj.
c.1400, from Latin
intrus-, past participle stem of intrudere (see intrusion) + -ive. Related: Intrusively; intrusiveness.
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