- 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.
- 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.