Definition of onlooking in English:

onlooking

adjective

  • See onlooker

    • ‘All females in the vicinity immediately start strutting their stuff, leaving onlooking males unsure as to what just hit them.’
    • ‘Even as it was happening, the onlooking neighbours phoned the police with details of the car, its occupants and the stolen goods.’
    • ‘He welcomed eye-rolling from onlooking reporters.’
    • ‘The onlooking Romans were stunned and horrified, and Brutus immediately arranged for a public funeral where he could placate the masses by justifying the assassination.’
    • ‘The tide was still ebbing furiously and the course lay once again upwind, and for a few minutes I amused some onlooking fisherman by not making any headway at all.’