scoptophilia

scopophilia

[skoh-puh-fil-ee-uh]
noun Psychiatry.
the obtaining of sexual pleasure by looking at nude bodies, erotic photographs, etc.
Also, scoptophilia [skop-tuh-fil-ee-uh] .


Origin:
1920–25; < Neo-Latin; see -scope, -o-, -philia

scopophiliac [skoh-puh-fil-ee-ak] , scoptophiliac [skop-tuh-fil-ee-ak] , noun, adjective
scopophilic, scoptophilic, adjective
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Main Entry:  scoptophilia
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  sexual stimulation or satisfaction from looking at naked people, most often without their knowledge; a love of looking at people in this way; also called scopophilia, voyeurism
Etymology:  Greek skopeo 'to view'
Main Entry:  scoptophilia
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  See scopophilia
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scopophilia sco·po·phil·i·a (skō'pə-fĭl'ē-ə)
n.
See voyeurism.

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