Definition of intrusive in English:
1Causing disruption or annoyance through being unwelcome or uninvited: that was an intrusive question tourist attractions that are environmentally intrusive
More example sentences
- But the most intrusive questions come on departure.
- Her tone's informal, friendly and modest, even when she's fending off unwanted or intrusive questions - of which there prove to be several.
- With each intrusive question, I became more stoic and stiff.
invasive, impossible to ignore, high-profile, prominent, unavoidable, inescapable, interrupting, disturbing;
annoying, irritating, irksome
informal in one's face
3 Geology Relating to or formed by intrusion.
- Variably serpentinized Devonian mafic and ultramafic intrusive rocks occur in the western and northern parts of the map area.
- The early Permian rifting in the North Atlantic involved siliciclastic sedimentation in extensional basins and widespread extrusive and intrusive magmatic activity.
- In addition, a number of intrusive centres, lava flows and dykes crop out in the NW corner of the island (close to Cap St. Andre).
- Example sentences
- The result is ham-handed unrolling of the backstory and awkward dialogue that intrusively narrates when it might better have shut the hell up.
- I've wondered why pop-up ads and new larger sized, intrusively placed ads are so annoying.
- Many local houses will be overshadowed by buildings which are intrusively near and over-sized for the neighbourhood.
- Example sentences
- Allegedly to reduce the incidence and intrusiveness of such searches, the government is pressing forward with plans to do background checks on travelers, again without regard to suspicion.
- The intrusiveness of electronic surveillance, its great potential for abuse, and its infringement on traditional expectations of privacy all distinguished it from old-fashioned eavesdropping.
- But that hardly eliminates the need for reform, in reducing the severity of sentences and the intrusiveness of drug law enforcement, and shifting to more selective, targeted enforcement.