voyeurism


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voy·eur

 (voi-yur′)
n.
1. A person who derives sexual gratification from observing the naked bodies or sexual acts of others, especially from a secret vantage point.
2. An enthusiastic observer of sordid or sensational subjects.

[French, from Old French, one who lies in wait, from voir, to see, from Latin vidēre, to see; see weid- in Indo-European roots.]

voy·eur′ism n.
voy′eur·is′tic adj.
voy′eur·is′ti·cal·ly adv.

voyeurism

the compulsion to seek sexual gratification by secretively looking at sexual objects or acts; the actions of a Peeping Tom. — voyeur, n.voyeuristic, adj.
See also: Behavior
the practice of gaining sexual gratification by looking at sexual acts, erotic pictures, etc. — voyeur, n. — voyeuristic, adj.
See also: Sex
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.voyeurism - a perversion in which a person receives sexual gratification from seeing the genitalia of others or witnessing others' sexual behaviorvoyeurism - a perversion in which a person receives sexual gratification from seeing the genitalia of others or witnessing others' sexual behavior
paraphilia - abnormal sexual activity
Translations

voyeurism

[vwɑːˈjɜːrɪzəm] Nvoyeurismo m, voyerismo m, mironismo m

voyeurism

[ˈvwaɪərɪzəm] n
(as sexual practice)voyeurisme m
(= interest in people's private affairs) → voyeurisme m

voyeurism

nVoyeurismus m, → Voyeurtum nt

voyeurism

[vwɑːˈjɜːrɪzm] nvoyeurismo

voy·eur·ism

n. voyeurismo, perversión sexual por la cual la contemplación de actos u órganos sexuales induce erotismo.

voyeurism

n voyeurismo
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Further the definition of voyeurism has been fine- tuned to prevent its misuse and the clause on public disrobing of women has been amended by making " disrobing in private space" also a criminal offence.
A MAN has appeared in court charged with offences of voyeurism and making and taking indecent photographs of a child.