intrusive

Something intrusive is getting in your face or invading your space. Nosey questions, a poke in the ribs, and a hovering mother are all intrusive.

Things that are intrusive are a real pain in the neck: they intrude on you. If someone asks you a million questions, especially personal questions, that's intrusive behavior. When photographers hound celebrities, they're being intrusive. If a rock is sticking out and getting in people's way, then it's intrusive. All meanings of intrusive involve something being where it doesn't belong.

Primary Meanings of intrusive

1.
adj
tending to intrude (especially upon privacy)
2.
adj
of rock material; forced while molten into cracks between layers of other rock
3.
adj
thrusting inward
Full Definitions of intrusive
1

adj tending to intrude (especially upon privacy)

“she felt her presence there was intrusive
Synonyms:
encroaching, invasive, trespassing
gradually intrusive without right or permission
busy, busybodied, interfering, meddlesome, meddling, officious
intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner
Antonyms:
not intrusive, unintrusive
not interfering or meddling
2

adj of rock material; forced while molten into cracks between layers of other rock

Synonyms:
irruptive, plutonic
of igneous rock that has solidified beneath the earth's surface; granite or diorite or gabbro
Antonyms:
extrusive
of rock material; forced out while molten through cracks in the earth's surface
volcanic
igneous rock produced by eruption and solidified on or near the earth's surface; rhyolite or andesite or basalt
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3

adj thrusting inward

“an intrusive arm of the sea”
Synonyms:
concave
curving inward
intruding
projecting inward
Antonyms:
protrusive
thrusting outward
bulging, convex
curving or bulging outward
beetle, beetling
jutting or overhanging
bellied, bellying, bulbous, bulging, bulgy, protuberant
curving outward
obtrusive
sticking out; protruding
jutting, projected, projecting, protruding, relieved, sticking, sticking out
extending out above or beyond a surface or boundary
overshot
having an upper part projecting beyond the lower
starting
(especially of eyes) bulging or protruding as with fear
underhung, undershot, underslung
having a lower part projecting beyond the upper
ventricose, ventricous
having a swelling on one side
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