- An unwelcome and overly personal question is an example of a question that would be described as intrusive.
- A person who constantly comes over to your house uninvited and offers unsolicited life advice is an example of a person who would be described as intrusive.
The definition of intrusive is someone or something that invades personal space, that becomes too involved or that comes too close without being invited.
- intruding or tending to intrude; constituting intrusion
- Geol. designating or of igneous rock formed from magma that hardened while still within the earth, moon, etc.
- Phonet. present or added in speech although not represented originally in spelling or accounted for otherwise etymologically (Ex.: the d added to OE spinel to form spindle)
Origin of intrusive; from Classical Latin intrusus, past participle of intrudere (see intrude) + -ive
- Intruding or tending to intrude.
- Geology Of or relating to igneous rock that is forced while molten into cracks or between other layers of rock.
- Linguistics Epenthetic.
(comparative more intrusive, superlative most intrusive)
- Tending or apt to intrude; doing that which is not welcome; interrupting or disturbing; entering without right or welcome.
- Did it ever cross your mind that he might find all those questions you ask intrusive?
- (geology) Of rocks: forced, while in a plastic or molten state, into the cavities or between the cracks or layers of other rocks.
Back-formation from intrusion.