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intrusive

[in-troo-siv] /ɪnˈtru sɪv/
adjective
1.
tending or apt to intrude; coming without invitation or welcome:
intrusive memories of a lost love.
2.
characterized by or involving intrusion.
3.
intruding; thrusting in.
4.
Geology.
  1. (of a rock) having been forced between preexisting rocks or rock layers while in a molten or plastic condition.
  2. noting or pertaining to plutonic rocks.
5.
Phonetics, excrescent (def 2).
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English; see intrusion, -ive
Related forms
intrusively, adverb
intrusiveness, noun
nonintrusive, adjective
nonintrusively, adverb
unintrusive, adjective
unintrusively, adverb
Synonyms
1. annoying, bothersome, interfering, distracting, irksome, worrisome, troublesome, irritating, disturbing.
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British Dictionary definitions for intrusively

intrusive

/ɪnˈtruːsɪv/
adjective
1.
characterized by intrusion or tending to intrude
2.
(of igneous rocks) formed by intrusion Compare extrusive (sense 2)
3.
(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

intrusive

adj.

c.1400, from Latin intrus-, past participle stem of intrudere (see intrusion) + -ive. Related: Intrusively; intrusiveness.

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