AskDefine | Define onlooker

Dictionary Definition

onlooker n : someone who looks on [syn: looker-on]

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  1. A spectator; someone looks on or watches, without becoming involved or participating.
    I wasn't in the fight, I was only an onlooker.


A spectator
  • Bosnian: gledalac, promatrač
  • Croatian: gledatelj, promatrač
  • German: Schaulustige + ; (the person) Zuschauer ; Zuschauerin
  • Swedish: åskådare
  • Norwegian: tilskuer

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

TV-viewer, abutter, adjoiner, beholder, bird-watcher, borderer, bystander, drugstore cowboy, eyewitness, gaper, gazer, gazer-on, girl-watcher, goggler, immediate neighbor, kibitzer, looker, looker-on, neighbor, neighborer, observer, ogler, perceiver, percipient, seer, sidewalk superintendent, spectator, spectatress, spectatrix, tangent, televiewer, television-viewer, video-gazer, viewer, watcher, witness
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