Impertinent vs Intrusive - What's the difference?

impertinent | intrusive | Synonyms |

Impertinent is a synonym of intrusive.


As adjectives the difference between impertinent and intrusive

is that impertinent is insolent, ill-mannered while intrusive is tending or apt to intrude; doing that which is not welcome; interrupting or disturbing; entering without right or welcome.

As nouns the difference between impertinent and intrusive

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

impertinent

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • insolent, ill-mannered
  • * Tillotson
  • things that are impertinent to us
  • * Jeremy Taylor
  • How impertinent that grief was which served no end!
  • irrelevant (opposite of pertinent)
  • Usage notes

    Although, historically, definition 2 was the original (derived from the French below) usage; meaning gradually changed to definition 1. More recently general usage has come to, once again, incorporate definition 2. As many older speakers will consider definition 2 incorrect, avoiding the word altogether may be advisable. The construction "not pertinent" is one possible alternative.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An impertinent individual.
  • * (Maria Edgeworth)
  • comfortably recessed from curious impertinents
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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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