voyeuristic


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voy·eur

 (voi-yûr′)
n.
1. Psychology A person who derives sexual gratification from covert observation of an unsuspecting person who is naked, undressing, or engaging in sexual activity.
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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.voyeuristic - of or relating to voyeurs or voyeurismvoyeuristic - of or relating to voyeurs or voyeurism; "his voyeuristic pleasures"
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Translations

voyeuristic

[vwɑːjɜːˈrɪstɪk] ADJvoyeurista, de voyeur
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voyeuristic

[ˌvwaɪəˈrɪstɪk] adj
(sexually) [behaviour, pleasure] → voyeuriste
[programme, show, society] → voyeuriste
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voyeuristic

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Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram in a tweet posted that the whole drama was enacted in a bid to "sensationalise and satisfy the voyeuristic pleasure of some".
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But Mr Wilson, a Democratic Unionist who represents East Antrim, said: "It's voyeuristic if you have an opportunity to do it somewhere private.
Melia, of St Josephs Close, Knowsley, was jailed for 27 months after admitting sexual assault and two counts of possessing voyeuristic images.
The court heard Bakos was one of five "voyeuristic" drivers prosecuted for taking pictures of a van which had crashed on the A45 near Great Doddington on May 12.
The dirty old man hanging out with all those oversexed Paris teenagers in "The Smell of Us" is none other than the voyeuristic pic's director, Larry Clark.
In this wordless experiment in woodcuts, textual content is lost, yet emotional content and a sense of pure, voyeuristic mood are gained.
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