Intrusive vs Intruder - What's the difference?

intrusive | intruder |


As nouns the difference between intrusive and intruder

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

As an adjective intrusive

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

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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    intruder

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Someone who intrudes.
  • See also

    * gatecrasher, interloper, peeping tom, persona non grata, encroacher, backseat driver, kibitzer, meddler, nosy parker, marplot, buttinsky, busybody

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