I need a few words that describe a person who is imposing, in a context of overstaying his welcome. Someone that is present unwelcomed and you can't do your usual routines until the person is gone. A person who is not part of the household and is in the way. And excess person → freeloader, parasite, scrounger/unwelcome guest. Something more specific.

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    I'm fond of "interloper", but I fear it may be no more specific than the words you've already listed. – Tyler James Young Oct 2 '13 at 7:14
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    Moocher, Maybe? – Zibbobz Oct 2 '13 at 12:46
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    Are you aware of the word "imposer" ? – Canis Lupus Oct 2 '13 at 13:48
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    Could you please explain why freeloader and parasite are unsatisfactory? Those are already quite specific, so I'm afraid you may be setting an impossible goal for answers. – Bradd Szonye Oct 10 '13 at 4:47
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    1. Your question is fundamentally flawed. 2. You may be looking for good 'abuse words' to add to your list, which is probably off-topic on ELU. 3. You already know 'one who has overstayed his welcome' that is apt and good enough. – Kris Oct 10 '13 at 7:42

Alternatives to imposer

Intrusive and intruder

  1. tending or apt to intrude; coming without invitation or welcome: intrusive memories of a lost love.

2. characterized by or involving intrusion.

3. intruding; thrusting in.

Obtrusive and obtruder

having or showing a disposition to obtrude, as by imposing oneself or one's opinions on others.

Depending on the circumstances. Both words are etymologically related and derive from the Latin stem trudere giving the sense of thrusting in or toward.

Meddling and meddler

to involve oneself in a matter without right or invitation; interfere officiously and unwantedly:

Stop meddling in my personal life!

  • These are easily transformed into nouns using conventional grammar. – user49727 Oct 2 '13 at 12:33

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