What is another word for onlooker?

Pronunciation: [ˈɒnlʊkə] (IPA)

The term onlooker refers to someone who observes an event or situation without participating in it directly. There are a number of synonyms that can be used to refer to this type of individual, including spectator, observer, watcher, witness, bystander, and viewer. Each of these terms carries slightly different connotations and may be more appropriate in certain contexts. For example, spectator or viewer may be more commonly used in the context of sports or entertainment events, while observer or witness may be more appropriate for more serious situations, such as crime scenes or accidents. Overall, the use of synonyms for onlooker can help to add variety and nuance to one's writing or speech.

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What are the opposite words for onlooker?

Onlooker is a noun that represents someone who watches a situation unfold without participating in it. The opposite of an onlooker is a participant, someone who is actively involved in a situation or event. Another antonym for onlooker is a bystander, which is someone who is present but not involved in a situation or event. Conversely, a participant could be described as an active observer or an engaged witness. In contrast, an onlooker could be seen as a passive observer or detached spectator. In summary, the antonyms for onlooker are participant, bystander, active observer, and engaged witness.

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Usage examples for Onlooker

An onlooker would have pronounced them a pair of reunited chums.
"The Locusts' Years"
Mary Helen Fee
That self-confidence of his is deuced irritating to the onlooker.
"The Locusts' Years"
Mary Helen Fee
As an onlooker during these last months he felt that she, perhaps, was more guiltily responsible for the catastrophe than any other human being.
"Fortitude"
Hugh Walpole

Famous quotes with Onlooker

  • My photographs are not planned or composed in advance, and I do not anticipate that the onlooker will share my viewpoint. However, I feel that if my photograph leaves an image on his mind, something has been accomplished.
    Robert Frank
  • Never try to look back, and never gaze into the Past. Sometimes Past can be like Medusa, the hideous Gorgon with scary human face and having venomous snakes in the place of her hair. Beware of gazing directly into Medusa's eyes, for it can turn the onlooker into a stone. The Past does exactly the same - it freezes you stone cold, slowing and stopping all your actions, ambitions and aspirations..... the reason why Past is likened to Medusa here. Look forward to today, to this very moment, to the Present that welcomes you happily, as your journey of life continues upwards and onwards. A Viaxe Continua! Have a great journey, my friend!
    Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate
  • He arrives at two generalisations: No sea-creature is less than two inches long. (2) All sea-creatures have gills. These are both true of his catch, and he assumes tentatively that they will remain true however often he repeats it.The casting of the net corresponds to observation; for knowledge which has not been or could not be obtained by observation is not admitted into physical science. An onlooker may object that the first generalisation is wrong. "There are plenty of sea-creatures under two inches long, only your net is not adapted to catch them." The icthyologist dismisses this objection contemptuously.
    Arthur Eddington
  • He [Welles] was an onlooker at the clumsy, poignant suicide of "The Man on the Ledge," which took place in New York in 1938, when a boy perched for fourteen hours on a window-sill of the Gotham Hotel before plunging into the street. "I stood in the crowd outside for a long time," Welles says pensively, "and wanted to make a film of it all. But they tell me that in the Hollywood version of the film they gave the boy a for what he did. That's crazy. It's the crowd that needs explaining."
    Orson Welles
  • The great thing about [Russell] is that he will not give in – to prudence, cynicism or simple horse sense. Sometime, somewhere, he agonizes, the rational man will make a decent world of his instincts. Considered as a type, he is a perennial scold. But considered as Bertrand Russell, he is surely one of the glories of our time... For he is at once a man of unyielding honesty, a first-class intellect and the possessor of one of the master styles of the English language. It is the last of these gifts that guarantees the onlooker an unflagging fascination with his life. For it gives charm to many a frailty, makes the world over every day in the light of his intelligence and his irony, and converts every political crusade, exchange of learned correspondence and lovers' quarrel into an episode as enchanting as a Mozart concerto.
    Bertrand Russell

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