- 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.
NounIntrusive (plural Intrusives)
Adverbs for Intrusive
obnoxiously; provokingly; annoyingly; uncommonly; meddlesomely; inexcusably; discourteously; inquisitively; amazingly; pertly; insolently; rudely; miserably; insidiously; abominably; maliciously; crudely; ignorantly; disgustingly; tiresomely; terribly; grossly; brazenly; persistently; unpardonably; troublesomely.
alien, barbarian, barbaric, barbarous, busy, entering, exotic, exterior, external, extraneous, extraterrestrial, extrinsic, foreign, foreign-born, forward, frantic, frenetic, frenzied, hectic, hyperactive, hyperkinetic, ill-considered, ill-seasoned, ill-timed, importunate, improper, in, inappropriate, inauspicious, inbound, incoming, inconvenient, inexpedient, infelicitous, inflooding, inflowing, ingoing, ingressive, inopportune, inpouring, inquisitive, intempestive, interfering, interruptive, intervenient, intruding, invasive, inward, inward-bound, irrelevant, irruptive, late, mal a propos, malapropos, meddlesome, meddling, mistimed, nosy, obtrusive, off base, officious, out of line, out of phase, out of time, outland, outlandish, outside, premature, presumptuous, prying, pushy, snoopy, strange, too late, too soon, ulterior, unbefitting, uncalled-for, unearthly, unfavorable, unfit, unfitting, unfortunate, unhandy, unhappy, unlucky, unpropitious, unready, unripe, unseasonable, unsought, unsuitable, untimely, untoward, unwanted, unwelcome, wrong
- Intrusive in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- Intrusive in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- Feminine plural form of intrusivo