Meddlesome vs Intrusive - What's the difference?

meddlesome | intrusive |


As adjectives the difference between meddlesome and intrusive

is that meddlesome is inclined or having a tendency to meddle or interfere in other people's business 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.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

meddlesome

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Inclined or having a tendency to meddle or interfere in other people's business.
  • If those meddlesome kids hadn't turned me in, I'd have gotten away with my nefarious scheme!

    Synonyms

    * (inclined to meddle or interfere ): interfering, kibitzing, nosy

    Derived terms

    * meddlesomely * meddlesomeness

    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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