What is another word for intruder?

Pronunciation: [ɪntɹˈuːdə] (IPA)

An intruder is someone or something that enters a place, belonging or activity without permission or authorization. However, there are various synonyms to describe an intruder such as trespasser, interloper, infiltrator, invader, breaker, and raider. A trespasser typically refers to someone who enters private property without permission. An interloper describes someone who interferes or meddles in the affairs of others. An infiltrator suggests someone who enters secretively or tries to get into a particular group. An invader implies someone who intrudes in a hostile action. A breaker pertains to someone who enters forcefully by breaking a physical barrier, while a raider denotes someone who enters a place to rob or plunder.

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Usage examples for Intruder

The intruder, feeling at once relieved and disappointed, stared doubtfully at the famous soldier.
"Jane Oglander"
Marie Belloc Lowndes
Valeria hastily released Manley's hand and looked very prim and a bit haughty, as she regarded the intruder from the red plush chair, pulled close to the couch.
"Lonesome Land"
B. M. Bower
The subject of The intruder can be told in a few words.
"Life and Writings of Maurice Maeterlinck"
Jethro Bithell

Famous quotes with Intruder

  • The repressed memory is like a noisy intruder being thrown out of the concert hall. You can throw him out, but he will bang on the door and continue to disturb the concert. The analyst opens the door and says, If you promise to behave yourself, you can come back in.
    Theodor Reik
  • "Man is completely out of phase with nature. Nature is woman. Man is the intruder. The man who re-attunes himself with nature is the man who de-mans himself or eliminates himself as man."
    Jill Johnston
  • This hero and villain no more understand Krazy Kat than the mythical denizens of a two dimensional realm understand some three dimensional intruder.The sensical law of this world is might makes right; the nonsensical law of our heroine is love conquers all.To our softhearted altruist, she is the adorably helpless incarnation of saintliness. To our hardhearted egoist, she is the puzzlingly indestructible embodiment of idiocy. The benevolent overdog sees her as an inspired weakling. The malevolent undermouse views her as a born target. Meanwhile Krazy Kat, through this double misunderstanding, fulfills her joyous destiny.
    E. E. Cummings
  • Maine should be pleased that its animal is not a waverer, and rather than fight, lets the primed quill fall. Shallow oppressor, intruder, insister, you have found a resister.
    Marianne Moore
  • What a contrast between the audacious philosophy of Dante reposeful, contemplative, infinitely confident and this view! To Russell, man is but the chance and temporary product of a blind and purposeless nature, an irrelevant spectator of her doings, almost an alien intruder on her domain.
    Bertrand Russell

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