What is another word for Eavesdropping?

Pronunciation: [ˈiːvzdɹɒpɪŋ] (IPA)

Eavesdropping refers to the act of secretly listening to the private conversation of others. Synonyms for eavesdropping include snooping, prying, spying, overhearing, listening in, and wiretapping. These words capture the intrusive nature of eavesdropping and convey the sense of covert surveillance. Other synonyms for eavesdropping include lurking, peeping, and sneakily listening, which further emphasize the secretive aspect of the activity. These words also suggest that eavesdropping is often done without the knowledge or consent of the parties being listened to. Regardless of the synonym used, eavesdropping is generally considered unethical and a violation of privacy, and should be avoided.

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Usage examples for Eavesdropping

She thought of sitting down very softly and of Eavesdropping.
"The Way of Ambition"
Robert Hichens
The fact that she had seriously thought of Eavesdropping almost frightened her, and she was trying to come to the resolve to abandon her project of interrupting Mrs. Shiffney's conversation with the hidden person who, she felt sure, must be Claude.
"The Way of Ambition"
Robert Hichens
What, Anna, art thou Eavesdropping?
"The Three Heron's Feathers"
Hermann Sudermann

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