Definition of 'intrusive'
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And surely there is a less intrusive way of telling the world what a loving husband she has? The Sun (2016)Besides intrusive questions about her family? Times, Sunday Times (2016)Media interest was overwhelming and often intrusive. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Will it be as vigorous as it might have been with less intrusive government? Times, Sunday Times (2008)Tax experts and politicians this weekend predicted a public backlash against the intrusive questioning. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Privacy campaigners have argued that powers of surveillance are intrusive. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The thoughts became more intrusive and darker. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Its unimaginative background music was often intrusive. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The teams are pushing for a more gradual reduction and less intrusive monitoring. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Just as intrusive as surveillance cameras is the use and misuse of personal data. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Sufferers are beset by intrusive bad thoughts. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Despite intrusive music it is becoming an intriguing series. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But no one should imagine that it will soon become less intrusive. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Some intrusive thoughts can be pernicious and unhelpful. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But why the need for intrusive music? Times, Sunday Times (2007)At least the press were less intrusive? Times, Sunday Times (2010)Nine out of ten people have intrusive thoughts that distress and shock them. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)This lurking and sometimes intrusive presence of the past might perhaps be supposed to weaken or dull the impact of the present. Molly Keane's Ireland (1993)First, intrusive surveillance should be confined to counterterrorism and serious crime. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is a nice programme, but marred by absurdly intrusive music. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Flying is already a pain, thanks to overzealous and intrusive security checks often devoid of common sense. The Sun (2013)Mr Laws may find such a process difficult as he is likely to be asked intrusive questions about his personal life. Times, Sunday Times (2010)That might sound like a reasonable deal, but many would balk at the often intrusive way such information is being used. Times, Sunday Times (2010)So, when she asks really intrusive questions, she gets away with it. Times, Sunday Times (2015)What will she do if they suddenly discover her, camp on her doorstep, pelt her with intrusive questions? Times, Sunday Times (2012)It can be very uplifting seen from afar but, if it becomes a intrusive presence in our lives, it provokes huge resentment. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'intrusive'
British English: intrusive ADJECTIVE
Something that is intrusive disturbs your mood or your life in a way you do not like.
The cameras were not an intrusive presence.
Definition of intrusive from the Collins English Dictionary
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