Intrude vs Intrusive - What's the difference?

intrude | intrusive |


As a verb intrude

is to thrust oneself in; to come or enter without invitation, permission, or welcome; to encroach; to trespass.

As a adjective intrusive is

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

As a noun intrusive is

(geology) an igneous rock that is forced, while molten, into cracks or between other layers of rock.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

intrude

English

Verb

(intrud)
  • To thrust oneself in; to come or enter without invitation, permission, or welcome; to encroach; to trespass.
  • to intrude''' on families at unseasonable hours; to '''intrude on the lands of another
  • * I. Watts
  • Some thoughts rise and intrude upon us, while we shun them; others fly from us, when we would hold them.

    Derived terms

    * intruder * intrusion

    See also

    * invade

    Anagrams

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    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
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