V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: hostile invasion of a territory

Synonyms: invasion, intrusion, attack, raid, infiltration, violation, encroachment

Antonyms: protection, defense, exit

Tips: The related verb incur means to experience something unpleasant, especially by anger. Incursion generally refers to an unpleasant invasion. Incursion and encroachment are synonymous. Incursion should be used to describe a more dramatic attack or invasion, while encroachment is less aggressive and usually a more subtle invasion of space or time.

Usage Examples:

The military's plan called for a quick and unexpected incursion into the neighboring country. (attack, invasion)

I didn't appreciate the incursion of my neighbor's wet and muddy dog into my family room. (encroachment, invasion)

The incursion took everyone by surprise; no one had expected the attack. (invasion, attack, raid)

The police incursion into the suspected drug dealer's home turned up a large number of illicit drugs. (raid, infiltration)

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