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  • adjective Alternative form of scopophilic.
  • noun Alternative form of scopophile.


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  • In the first Hostel, the movie eventually revealed that its real interest was purely in shock value and the scopophiliac pleasures of dangling eyeballs.

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  • It's one of those sexual tease jobs that involve a cornered woman in a night dress and a Peeping Tom psychopath; she's a psychiatrist, he's a garage mechanic and quite possibly a gay fruitcake who's killed (or "disabled" in the play's horrid vocabulary) a whole bunch of women before, and an Alfred Hitchcock-style "scopophiliac" to boot who likes watching women from a distance in various stages of undress.



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  • Psychiatry.

    1. Also called passive scopophilia. the deriving of sexual pleasure from viewing nude bodies, sexual acts, or erotic photographs; voyeurism.

    2. Also called active scopophilia, scoptophilia. an abnormal desire to be seen, especially genitally; exhibitionism. — scopophiliac, n. — scopophilic,

    kind of a non-specific word, voyeur and exhibitionist work better.

    July 1, 2009