intrusive intrusive  /ɪn ˈtru sɪv/


  1. (adj) tending to intrude (especially upon privacy)
  2. (adj) of rock material; forced while molten into cracks between layers of other rock
  3. (adj) thrusting inward



  1. The ads are intrusive, and navigation's a drag.
  2. The inspections were designed from the outset as a necessary intrusive instrument to ensure the elimination of banned Iraqi programs.
  3. In addition, he said, there could be protocols for intrusive monitoring.


  1. Defensive spying

    I don’t believe for one minute that the National Security Agency’s intrusive domestic spying on American citizens somehow foiled attacks on the NYSE or the NYC subways. If for no other reason that there is not a politician in the world who would keep that kind of success to him- or herself.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Miami Herald

  2. Eugene Robinson: Hang up on phone tracking

    From the evidence so far, there's no good reason to let the National Security Agency continue its massively intrusive practice of logging our private phone calls. Congress should pull the plug.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal

  3. Journalists don’t all back federal ‘shield law’ idea

    The First Amendment gives news gatherers broad protection from an intrusive government.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram


  1. "I deeply and profoundly regret my reaction and I apologize to all involved," Rep. Bob Etheridge of North Carolina said in a statement. "No matter how intrusive and partisan our politics can become, this does not justify a poor response."
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Bob Etheridge Source: The Associated Press

  2. "It has been our vision to make Internet advertising better - less intrusive, more effective, and more useful. Together with DoubleClick, Google will make the Internet more efficient for end users, advertisers, and publishers," said Sergey Brin,...
    on Mar 22, 2007 By: Sergey Brin Source: Internet Ad Sales (press release)

  3. The deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg, said: "The wasteful, bureaucratic and intrusive ID card system represents everything that has been wrong with government in recent years."
    on May 26, 2010 By: Nick Clegg Source: The Guardian

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