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Definition an involvement or interruption that is unwelcome

In geology, intrusion can reference the forcing of molten rock into fissures or between strata of an earlier rock formation.
  • It is an unnecessary government intrusion into private affairs.
intrusion = unwelcome involvement
  • Our security software detected an unauthorized intrusion into the network.
  • intrusion = unwelcome involvement
  • I hope I'm not intruding.
  • intruding = interrupting or involving oneself without welcome
  • The website has too many intrusive ads.
  • intrusive = interrupting
  • They are a proud people and resent foreign intrusion into their local affairs.
  • intrusion = unwelcome involvement
  • But there was a contained quality to Telemachus, a quiet assurance that made him companionable without being intrusive.
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
  • intrusive = unwelcome or disruptive
  • Yet the questions never felt intrusive.
    Jay Asher  --  Thirteen Reasons Why
  • intrusive = (like an) unwelcome involvement
  • I resented the intrusion.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • intrusion = an unwelcome involvement
  • It was obvious that Mr. Pignati was going to visit awhile with Bobo, and John and I felt like we were intruding.
    Paul Zindel  --  The Pigman
  • intruding = interrupting (by being there)
  • Usurping ivy, brier, or idle moss;
    Who all, for want of pruning, with intrusion
    Infect thy sap, and live on thy confusion.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Comedy of Errors
  • intrusion = an unwelcome involvement or entry
  • ...and ungodly neon intruding upon the beauty of the July dusk,
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • intruding = interrupting
  • The gnats were too frantic to notice these intrusions,
    Natalie Babbitt  --  Tuck Everlasting
  • intrusions = interruption or entries (typically unwelcome)
  • It was so warm so secure so comforting to ... feel somehow that here was a place in the wilderness a place forever safe a place that could never be changed could never be harmed could never be intruded upon.
    Dalton Trumbo  --  Johnny Got His Gun
  • intruded = interrupted with an unwelcome entry
  • Let me ask you this—and please don't misunderstand my intentions or think that I'm trying to intrude into the personal life of your family—but wasn't Andy seeing a counselor about possible problems that may have been caused by his involvement in that accident?
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Tears of a Tiger
  • intrude = involve oneself without welcome
  •   "Then you may stay here."
       ... She said, "Would that not... intrude? I know what I have cost you."
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
  • intrude = be an unwelcome or disruptive involvement
  • I am sorry to intrude.
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
  • intrude = interrupt
  • And once in a while, when memory intrudes, I still enjoy a good, deep shave.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • Gabriel held her hand for a moment longer, irresolutely, and then, shy of intruding on her grief, let it fall gently and walked quietly to the window.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • "I don't want to intrude."
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • Without Mom and Dad joining me, I felt like I was intruding and turned to go.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir

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