Intrusive vs Fantasy - What's the difference?

intrusive | fantasy |


As nouns the difference between intrusive and fantasy

is that intrusive is (geology) an igneous rock that is forced, while molten, into cracks or between other layers of rock while fantasy is that which comes from one's imagination.

As an adjective intrusive

is tending or apt to intrude; doing that which is not welcome; interrupting or disturbing; entering without right or welcome.

As a verb fantasy is

(literary|psychoanalysis) to fantasize (about).

intrusive

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • 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.
  • Derived terms

    * intrusively * intrusiveness

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (geology) An igneous rock that is forced, while molten, into cracks or between other layers of rock
  • References

    * * ----

    fantasy

    Alternative forms

    * phantasie * phantasy (chiefly dated)

    Noun

    (fantasies)
  • That which comes from one's imagination.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Is not this something more than fantasy ?
  • * Milton
  • A thousand fantasies begin to throng into my memory.
  • (literature) The literary genre generally dealing with themes of magic and fictive medieval technology.
  • A fantastical design.
  • * Hawthorne
  • Embroidered with fantasies and flourishes of gold thread.
  • (slang) The drug gamma-hydroxybutyric acid.
  • Derived terms

    * high fantasy * low fantasy

    Verb

  • (literary, psychoanalysis) To fantasize (about).
  • * 2013 , Mark J. Blechner, Hope and Mortality: Psychodynamic Approaches to AIDS and HIV
  • Perhaps I would be able to help him recapture the well-being and emotional closeness he fantasied his brother had experienced with his parents prior to his birth.
  • (obsolete) To have a fancy for; to be pleased with; to like.
  • (Cavendish)
  • * Robynson (More's Utopia)
  • Which he doth most fantasy .

    See also

    * fancy ----