voyeuristic
[ vwah-yuh-ris-tik ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
20th century; French from French voi(r); from Latin vidēre
Synonyms
    1.
  • inquisitive
  • curious
    2.
  • nosing
Antonyms
    1.
  • N/A
    2.
  • incurious
Definition
1. relating to the enjoyment from seeing others in pain or upset
2. relating to the pleasure gained from watching someone, especially secretively
Examples
1. A) Her intrigue in watching her friends break up was borderline voyeuristic. B) His enjoyment during the brutal fight came across as voyeuristic.
2. A) They find voyeuristic pleasure in watching the drama unfold that they are not involved in. B) He displayed a voyeuristic fascination with the fight taking place in front of him.
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