Definition of voyeurism in English:

voyeurism

Pronunciation /vɔɪˈəːrɪz(ə)m//vwʌɪˈjəːrɪz(ə)m/

noun

mass noun
  • 1The practice of gaining sexual pleasure from watching others when they are naked or engaged in sexual activity.

    ‘Internet sites dedicated to the act of voyeurism’
    • ‘The work displays a fascination with sensuality in film and parallels this with voyeurism and the desire to touch.’
    • ‘Wrapped in luscious cinematography, while exposed to vague fascist sympathies during El Duce's love affair with power, the film is a eulogy to masturbation and voyeurism.’
    • ‘Attempts to read this as late neorealism were problematic too, given the writer's drooling voyeurism in rendering an endless parade of naked male flesh.’
    • ‘Hitchcock indulges his and his viewers' voyeurism while also positioning them as guilty perverts - Peeping Toms.’
    • ‘Her photographs evoke a similar sense of sleazy voyeurism.’
    1. 1.1 Enjoyment from seeing the pain or distress of others.
      ‘township visits are bordering on voyeurism’
      • ‘Films about mental illness do provide more than voyeurism.’
      • ‘One corollary is a reduction in potentially problematic voyeurism that often accompanies images of vulnerability.’
      • ‘All this is suggested by a scattering of clues - text fragments that reckon the effects of exploitation and cultural voyeurism.’
      • ‘Part documentary, part historical record keeping, and part voyeurism is the triumvirate of this disc.’
      • ‘REALITY SOAPS AND VOYEURISM The dependence of this kind of programming upon non-actors raises some significant issues about the morality and ethics of putting ordinary people into situations where they reveal private, personal behaviours for the vicarious pleasure of a television audience.’

Pronunciation

voyeurism

/vɔɪˈəːrɪz(ə)m//vwʌɪˈjəːrɪz(ə)m/