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1Causing disruption or annoyance through being unwelcome or uninvited:‘that was an intrusive question’‘tourist attractions that are environmentally intrusive’
personal, prying, forward, impudent, impertinent, offensiveintruding, invasive, obtrusive, interrupting, trespassing, unwanted, unwelcomeinvasive, impossible to ignore, high-profile, prominent, unavoidable, inescapable, interrupting, disturbingView synonyms
- ‘I am satisfied that this is the least disruptive and intrusive order I can make that is consistent with the child's best interests.’
- ‘Without some intrusive interventions to disrupt patterns of homicides, population trends alone are likely to spur some growth in murder tolls.’
- ‘I've been trying to find out what these questions might be; I expect them to be annoyingly intrusive.’
- ‘With each intrusive question, I became more stoic and stiff.’
- ‘The pictures are gentle in that they are not intrusive, even in intimate or chaotic moments.’
- ‘I myself am very low-risk, but I resent intrusive questions when they are unnecessary.’
- ‘Her tone's informal, friendly and modest, even when she's fending off unwanted or intrusive questions - of which there prove to be several.’
- ‘It would give them a leg up in the intrusive, annoying advertising world - which is an unsustainable model.’
- ‘But the most intrusive questions come on departure.’
- ‘And with the average person reading up to 60 e-mails a day, this junk can easily become both intrusive and invasive.’
- ‘Did she not realise that the cost of being an actor is to burn forever in the limelight of intrusive media questioning?’
- ‘Journalism is inherently intrusive and invasive.’
- ‘At worst, television advertising is irritating, but rarely intrusive…’
- ‘The telephone is a relatively intrusive technology, interrupting you from what you are doing and demanding attention.’
- ‘First of all, there were those annoying, intrusive phone calls.’
- ‘It is intrusive and disruptive and can have lasting effects on people.’
- ‘There would be nothing more intrusive and irritating than watching someone compulsively flick between channels at a distance (except perhaps being in the room with them as they did so).’
- ‘Hardly anyone responded, put off by either the slightly intrusive questions or perhaps my impatient demand for a quick response.’
- ‘There are no recriminations, no judgement, no intrusive questions.’
- ‘And don't the powers that be realize the the more annoying and intrusive the ads are, the less we're going to want to look at them?’
(of a sound) pronounced between words or syllables to facilitate pronunciation, such as an r in saw a film.
Relating to or formed by intrusion.
- ‘In addition, a number of intrusive centres, lava flows and dykes crop out in the NW corner of the island (close to Cap St. Andre).’
- ‘Variably serpentinized Devonian mafic and ultramafic intrusive rocks occur in the western and northern parts of the map area.’
- ‘The field-based studies were supplemented by thin-section petrography and whole-rock geochemistry to characterize different intrusive phases.’
- ‘The mafic sheets have not contributed at all to the felsic volcanic-derived volcaniclastic breccias, thus supporting an intrusive origin for the mafic volcanic rocks.’
- ‘The early Permian rifting in the North Atlantic involved siliciclastic sedimentation in extensional basins and widespread extrusive and intrusive magmatic activity.’
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