Definitions

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  • n. The derivation of sexual satisfaction by watching people secretly, especially when those being watched are undressed or engaging in sexual activity.
  • n. The derivation of satisfaction by obsessively watching or following sensational or sordid subjects.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a perversion in which a person receives sexual gratification from seeing the genitalia of others or witnessing others' sexual behavior

Etymologies

From voyeur +‎ -ism (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Yet this hopelessly overbroad generalization about the connection between art and life that motivates 600-page biographies of writers and artists is what is usually trotted out as justification for these exercises in voyeurism and speculation.

    The Biographical Fallacy

  • As the sites gain traffic, home-price voyeurism is reaching new heights.

    Smart Mobs » Blog Archive » Roland’s Sunday Smart Trends #109

  • Peeping through the lowered venetians of yesteryear (recollection as a species of voyeurism is very Ishiguro), the retrovert is privy to a series of partial visions that eventually reveal a life guided by calamitous misapprehension on his part.

    New Fiction

  • This is called voyeurism, which is the only real sexual kink some of these books are engaged in., are you reading this ..?

    PunkAssBlog.com

  • There’s a crime defined as voyeurism which encompasses pepping tom-esque behavior, but I can’t find any reference to the actual phrase anywhere.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » “Peeping Person”:

  • Good list, butI think in the truest sense of the word voyeurism you should have included Dancing at the Blue Iguana.

    Top 10 Voyeuristic Films » Scene-Stealers

  • Aside from the matter of expensively educated men in white coats calling voyeurism 'science' Ms R reckons that there are plenty of women who would fake an orgasm for the latest Balenciaga handbag.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • It's called voyeurism, and in most places is considered to be a crime.

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  • The reporter called the police, however, an officer told him that his phone would be confiscated as evidence for a charge of 'voyeurism' unless he agreed to delete the images.

    Photographers are perverts - official

  • Dr Yawei Liu, director of the Carter Centre's China Programme, also warned against the "voyeurism" of Pekingologists trying to decipher inner party rivalries.

    Wen Jiabao talks of democracy and freedom in CNN interview

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