- tending or apt to intrude; coming without invitation or welcome: intrusive memories of a lost love.
- characterized by or involving intrusion.
- intruding; thrusting in.
- (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.
- Phonetics. excrescent(def 2).
Origin of intrusive
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1. annoying, bothersome, interfering, distracting, irksome, worrisome, troublesome, irritating, disturbing.
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Examples from the Web for intrusiveness
Even if it does end with her whinging about the intrusiveness of TSA agents.Sarah Palin Serves Up a Healthy Serving of Venom in Her Christmas Book
November 16, 2013
We are irritated by the intrusiveness of this course of instruction.The History of Modern Painting, Volume 2 (of 4)
And so his intrusiveness had begun to narrow me down to the college itself.In Accordance with the Evidence
Intrusiveness she might resent, but indifference she would and did.The Deserter
I stole away abashed at my own intrusiveness, and feeling that I was rightfully punished by the misery that overwhelmed me.That Boy Of Norcott's
Charles James Lever
Certainly, privacy should be respected, and we should not force ourselves upon others, but attentiveness is not intrusiveness.Herein is Love
Reuel L. Howe
- characterized by intrusion or tending to intrude
- (of igneous rocks) formed by intrusionCompare extrusive (def. 2)
- 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
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Word Origin and History for intrusiveness
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