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voyeur

noun [C] uk   /vwɑːˈjɜːr/ us    /-ˈjɝː/ disapproving
a person who gets sexual pleasure from secretly watching other people in sexual situations, or (more generally) a person who watches other people's private lives: I felt like a voyeur visiting the war zone and seeing badly injured people being dragged from their bomb-shattered homes.
voyeurism
noun [U] uk   /ˈvwɑː.jɜː.rɪ.zəm/ us    /-jɝː-/
voyeuristic
adjective uk   /ˌvwɑː.jɜːˈrɪ.stɪk/ us    /-jəˈrɪs.tɪk/
Translations of “voyeur”
in Chinese (Traditional) 窺淫癖者, 偷窺者…
in Chinese (Simplified) 窥淫癖者, 偷窥者…
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