Decisive vs Intrusive - What's the difference?

decisive | intrusive |


As adjectives the difference between decisive and intrusive

is that decisive is while 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.

decisive

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Having the power or quality of deciding a question or controversy; putting an end to contest or controversy; final; conclusive.
  • ''A decisive battle is fatal for one side's war chances
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=November 3 , author=Chris Bevan , title=Rubin Kazan 1 - 0 Tottenham , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=In truth, Tottenham never really looked like taking all three points and this defeat means they face a battle to reach the knockout stages -with their next home game against PAOK Salonika on 30 November likely to prove decisive .}}
  • Marked by promptness and decision.
  • A noble instance of this attribute of the decisive character. -J. Foster.

    Synonyms

    * decided * positive * conclusive

    Antonyms

    * indecisive

    Derived terms

    * decisively * decisiveness

    References

    * (Webster 1913) * ----

    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

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