intrusive vs obtrusive

intrusive obtrusive


  • 1) geology An igneous rock that is forced, while molten, into cracks or between other layers of rock
  • 2) In geology, a mass of igneous rock which has forced its way between older walls or strata, but has never reached the surface of the earth. Intrusives occur as batholiths, laccoliths, intruded sheets, and dikes.
  • 3) Tending or apt to intrude; doing that which is not welcome; interrupting or disturbing; entering without right or welcome.
  • 4) geology Of rocks: forced, while in a plastic or molten state, into the cavities or between the cracks or layers of other rocks.
  • 5) Geology Of or relating to igneous rock that is forced while molten into cracks or between other layers of rock.
  • 6) Intruding or tending to intrude.
  • 7) Linguistics Epenthetic.
  • 8) (Geol.) rocks which have been forced, while in a plastic or melted state, into the cavities or between the cracks or layers of other rocks. The term is sometimes used as equivalent to plutonic rocks. It is then contrasted with effusive or volcanic rocks.
  • 9) Apt to intrude; characterized by intrusion; entering without right or welcome.
  • 10) tending to intrude (especially upon privacy)
  • 11) of rock material; forced while molten into cracks between layers of other rock
  • 12) thrusting inward
  • 13) Apt to intrude; coming unbidden or without welcome; appearing undesirably: as, intrusive thoughts or guests.
  • 14) Thrust in out of regular place or order; introduced from an extraneous source; due to intrusion or irregular entrance.
  • 15) Done or effected by intrusion; carried out by irregular or unauthorized entrance: as, intrusive interference.
  • 16) Specifically, in geology applied to those igneous masses which have forced their way between older rocks and have never reached the surface: contrasted with extrusive. See intrusive rocks, under intrusive.


  • 1) Sticking out; protruding.
  • 2) Pushy.
  • 3) Noticeable; prominent, especially in a displeasing way.
  • 4) Tending to push self-assertively forward; brash.
  • 5) Thrusting out; protruding.
  • 6) Undesirably noticeable.
  • 7) Disposed to obtrude; inclined to intrude or thrust one's self or one's opinions upon others, or to enter uninvited; forward; pushing; intrusive.
  • 8) undesirably noticeable
  • 9) sticking out; protruding


  • 1) And surely there is a less intrusive way of telling the world what a loving husband she has?
  • 2) Besides intrusive questions about her family?
  • 3) Media interest was overwhelming and often intrusive.
  • 4) Will it be as vigorous as it might have been with less intrusive government?
  • 5) Tax experts and politicians this weekend predicted a public backlash against the intrusive questioning.
  • 6) Privacy campaigners have argued that powers of surveillance are intrusive.
  • 7) The thoughts became more intrusive and darker.
  • 8) Its unimaginative background music was often intrusive.
  • 9) The teams are pushing for a more gradual reduction and less intrusive monitoring.
  • 10) Just as intrusive as surveillance cameras is the use and misuse of personal data.
  • 11) Sufferers are beset by intrusive bad thoughts.
  • 12) Despite intrusive music it is becoming an intriguing series.
  • 13) But no one should imagine that it will soon become less intrusive.
  • 14) Some intrusive thoughts can be pernicious and unhelpful.
  • 15) But why the need for intrusive music?
  • 16) At least the press were less intrusive?
  • 17) Nine out of ten people have intrusive thoughts that distress and shock them.
  • 18) This lurking and sometimes intrusive presence of the past might perhaps be supposed to weaken or dull the impact of the present.
  • 19) First, intrusive surveillance should be confined to counterterrorism and serious crime.
  • 20) It is a nice programme, but marred by absurdly intrusive music.
  • 21) Flying is already a pain, thanks to overzealous and intrusive security checks often devoid of common sense.
  • 22) Mr Laws may find such a process difficult as he is likely to be asked intrusive questions about his personal life.
  • 23) That might sound like a reasonable deal, but many would balk at the often intrusive way such information is being used.
  • 24) So, when she asks really intrusive questions, she gets away with it.
  • 25) What will she do if they suddenly discover her, camp on her doorstep, pelt her with intrusive questions?
  • 26) It can be very uplifting seen from afar but, if it becomes a intrusive presence in our lives, it provokes huge resentment.
  • 27) It's not about "whether I can sing off a line" about the number of federal agencies, Mr. Perry said, explaining that his campaign is about cutting back what he described as the intrusive reach of government.
  • 28) That situation was complicated by the book she wrote, which was called intrusive, but it seemed to me that Myerson's chief crime was to shatter the conspiracy of silence.
  • 29) Karla Fisk, another Cooper St. resident, has been leading the charge to put an end to the outdoor music that she called "intrusive."
  • 30) "They are the radical issues that we should be addressing and not short-term intrusive fixes."
  • 31) She did a truly commendable job of being companionable without being intrusive, which is to say she stayed within 2 feet of us the whole time, never stole anything, gave polite kisses, didn't knock over anything and actually curled up behind me to lie down once near the end.
  • 32) Yet, given your fearful response, the scary hand may refer to an intrusive presence in your life, an infringement of personal space.
  • 33) Canadians were unhappy with so-called intrusive questions, the aggravation of filling it out and even a few were convinced the census was part of a government plot, according to
  • 34) Additionally, the game includes a simple, stylish, and effective in-game map system that is both functional and non-intrusive, which is a huge bonus.
  • 35) David Eby of the BC Civil Liberties Association called the intrusive role played by the police against anti-Olympic protesters in advance of the Games, 'an embarrassment to the country.'
  • 36) ‘But the most intrusive questions come on departure.’
  • 37) ‘Her tone's informal, friendly and modest, even when she's fending off unwanted or intrusive questions - of which there prove to be several.’
  • 38) ‘With each intrusive question, I became more stoic and stiff.’
  • 39) ‘Hardly anyone responded, put off by either the slightly intrusive questions or perhaps my impatient demand for a quick response.’
  • 40) ‘There are no recriminations, no judgement, no intrusive questions.’
  • 41) ‘I myself am very low-risk, but I resent intrusive questions when they are unnecessary.’
  • 42) ‘Did she not realise that the cost of being an actor is to burn forever in the limelight of intrusive media questioning?’
  • 43) ‘I've been trying to find out what these questions might be; I expect them to be annoyingly intrusive.’
  • 44) ‘It is intrusive and disruptive and can have lasting effects on people.’
  • 45) ‘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).’
  • 46) ‘At worst, television advertising is irritating, but rarely intrusive…’
  • 47) ‘And with the average person reading up to 60 e-mails a day, this junk can easily become both intrusive and invasive.’
  • 48) ‘The telephone is a relatively intrusive technology, interrupting you from what you are doing and demanding attention.’
  • 49) ‘Without some intrusive interventions to disrupt patterns of homicides, population trends alone are likely to spur some growth in murder tolls.’
  • 50) ‘It would give them a leg up in the intrusive, annoying advertising world - which is an unsustainable model.’
  • 51) ‘I am satisfied that this is the least disruptive and intrusive order I can make that is consistent with the child's best interests.’
  • 52) ‘First of all, there were those annoying, intrusive phone calls.’
  • 53) ‘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?’
  • 54) ‘Journalism is inherently intrusive and invasive.’
  • 55) ‘The pictures are gentle in that they are not intrusive, even in intimate or chaotic moments.’
  • 56) ‘Variably serpentinized Devonian mafic and ultramafic intrusive rocks occur in the western and northern parts of the map area.’
  • 57) ‘The early Permian rifting in the North Atlantic involved siliciclastic sedimentation in extensional basins and widespread extrusive and intrusive magmatic activity.’
  • 58) ‘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).’
  • 59) ‘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.’
  • 60) ‘The field-based studies were supplemented by thin-section petrography and whole-rock geochemistry to characterize different intrusive phases.’


  • 1) The soundtrack is evocative rather than obtrusive.
  • 2) They are also easier to install and maintain, and are much less obtrusive on the landscape.
  • 3) The attractions are obvious: the kitchens being slick and the decor smart but not obtrusive.
  • 4) So they want to make a new rule banning what they call obtrusive advertising in space.
  • 5) Youtube generally insists that its witnesses are mistaken and blames its oleaginous slurs on what I call obtrusive doomsday prophets.
  • 6) Yes, we too have very seriously considered selling this car (it's a 2002 ML500) and exchanging it for something less "obtrusive" for travel in Mexico.
  • 7) ‘His actions were quickly followed and none of the officers noticed any longer the obtrusive wrongness of his presence.’
  • 8) ‘By its very nature, this commercial intrusion is designed to be obtrusive and dominant.’
  • 9) ‘Brash fashion, garish visuals and acceptably obtrusive sounds make for an attention grabbing set this evening at the Music Box.’
  • 10) ‘Ashley's response was cut short by a loud, obtrusive cough from where Jimmy sat to my left.’
  • 11) ‘Commercial influence and the grip of wealthy patrons are obtrusive and obvious.’
  • 12) ‘We may find that some religious augmentation of a school's dress code is not obtrusive, while others violently blare forth!’
  • 13) ‘The void of the Berlin Museum is incessant, obtrusive and silent.’
  • 14) ‘The scenario was made so ghastly and obtrusive that I guess most women and kids would be too frightened to try eating out at the prison-like eatery.’
  • 15) ‘The other tables, however, had much less obtrusive lighting.’
  • 16) ‘The works would be less obtrusive from rooms further up.’
  • 17) ‘Yet I was overwhelmed by the kindness of Laotian people, who were warm without being obtrusive, direct without being rude.’
  • 18) ‘The more ambitious and well favoured tend to become obtrusive, and, eventually, inevitably, an embarrassment to their masters.’
  • 19) ‘Though their presence was meant to be protective, it was essentially obtrusive, and in terms of it being necessary at all, tragic.’
  • 20) ‘I like the idea a lot, but the blue highlighting is just too obtrusive - I find I'm reading the hyperlinks and ignoring the text.’
  • 21) ‘So now you have a rather obtrusive opening on the ground floor with a view into an empty basement without stores or food outlets.’
  • 22) ‘There are other, less obtrusive ways to reduce software piracy.’
  • 23) ‘The Colorama, once a welcome diversion, seemed by then vulgar and obtrusive.’
  • 24) ‘On an aesthetic level, this film is special because it utilises a lot of modern devices successfully without feeling obtrusive or gimmicky.’
  • 25) ‘The courts have been inconsistent, often influenced by how obtrusive the display is and whether a genuine historic context is involved.’
  • 26) ‘In his case, and perhaps in yours as well, the direction isn't obtrusive in any way.’

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