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Intrusive vs. Obtrusive

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  • Intrusive (adjective)

    Tending to intrude; doing that which is not welcome; interrupting or disturbing; entering without permission or welcome.

    "Did it ever cross your mind that he might find all those questions you ask intrusive?"

  • Intrusive (adjective)

    Of rocks: forced, while in a plastic or molten state, into the cavities or between the cracks or layers of other rocks.

  • Intrusive (noun)

    An igneous rock that is forced, while molten, into cracks or between other layers of rock

  • Obtrusive (adjective)

    protruding.

    "The facade of the building was ornamented with obtrusive sculpted designs."

  • Obtrusive (adjective)

    Noticeable; displeasing way.

    "He has an obtrusive forehead."

  • Obtrusive (adjective)

    Pushy.

    "The office manager is an unpleasantly obtrusive individual."

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Intrusive (adjective)

    Apt to intrude; characterized by intrusion; entering without right or welcome.

  • Obtrusive (adjective)

    Disposed to obtrude; inclined to intrude or thrust one's self or one's opinions upon others, or to enter uninvited; forward; pushing; intrusive.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Intrusive (adjective)

    tending to intrude (especially upon privacy);

    "she felt her presence there was intrusive"

  • Intrusive (adjective)

    of rock material; forced while molten into cracks between layers of other rock

  • Intrusive (adjective)

    thrusting inward;

    "an intrusive arm of the sea"

  • Obtrusive (adjective)

    undesirably noticeable;

    "the obtrusive behavior of a spoiled child"

    "equally obtrusive was the graffiti"

  • Obtrusive (adjective)

    sticking out; protruding

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