The act or condition of being a voyeur.

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  • voyeurism — vo·yeur·ism || vwɑː jɜːrɪzm n. stimulation derived from secretly watching sexual acts or naked bodies; enjoyment from seeing misery or sordidness …   English contemporary dictionary

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