intrusiveness intrusiveness  /ɪn ˈtru sɪv nɛs/


  • (n) aggressiveness as evidenced by intruding; by advancing yourself or your ideas without invitation



  1. But carrying weapons seems unlikely given Oxford's past efforts to avoid police intrusiveness.
  2. Until, of course, they cross some unmarked line of intrusiveness and cruelty.
  3. Doctors who protest the intrusiveness of the federal Baby Doe rule, which forbids withholding treatment or nourishment from badly handicapped infants, are hypocritical.


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  1. Mr. McGuinty said he attempted to "limit the intrusiveness" of the powers by applying them to a specific zone in downtown Toronto. "I think most Ontarians understand that there is something extraordinary happening inside our province. There...
    on Jun 25, 2010 By: Dalton McGuinty Source: National Post

  2. Lord Mandelson told a rally of the Progress thinktank in Brighton that Labour should demand from the media "equal scrutiny of what other politicians are saying and the same degree of personal intrusiveness that we saw the Prime Minister receive from...
    on Sep 27, 2009 By: Peter Mandelson Source:

  3. Mr Leahy told the committee yesterday: "The president is in the midst of a radical realignment of the powers of the government and its intrusiveness into the private lives of Americans. And I believe this nomination is part of that plan. I am...
    on Jan 24, 2006 By: Patrick Leahy Source:

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